Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong attends a rally against police brutality in Hong Kong on July 28. Photo: EPA-EFE

US calls Beijing a ‘thuggish regime’ for ‘harassing’ American diplomat over Hong Kong meeting with Joshua Wong

  • State Department accuses Chinese government of ‘leaking’ official’s personal details, including photograph and names of children
  • China has demanded that US diplomats ‘stop interfering’ in city’s affairs after reported meeting with local democracy activists
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong attends a rally against police brutality in Hong Kong on July 28. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Owen Churchill

Owen Churchill

Owen joined the Post as US correspondent in 2018 after several years working as a reporter and editor in China. He covers US-China relations, trade, and wider issues concerning China's global presence. A co-founder of the Shanghai-based news outlet Sixth Tone, he is an alumnus of London's School of Oriental and African Studies and Fudan University in Shanghai.