Protesters near the US consulate in Hong Kong in September calling on American lawmakers to pass the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act. Photo: Kyodo

US ambassador Terry Branstad expressed ‘grave concerns’ about Hong Kong after Chinese protest over human rights act

  • Foreign ministry summoned envoy to lodge protest about American ‘meddling’ in China’s internal affairs
  • Beijing has now issued three official complaints about Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, which is currently awaiting Donald Trump’s signature
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Protesters near the US consulate in Hong Kong in September calling on American lawmakers to pass the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act. Photo: Kyodo
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A pro-democracy advocate confronts riot police in Hong Kong on Sunday, when pan-democrat candidates scored landslide victories in district council elections. Photo: EPA-EFE

US lawmakers voice support for the message Hong Kong voters are sending to Beijing

  • But President Donald Trump and his State Department remain silent on the pro-democracy candidates’ lopsided victory on Sunday
  • ‘China take notice. The people are speaking,’ writes US Senator Josh Hawley
Topic |   US-China relations

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A pro-democracy advocate confronts riot police in Hong Kong on Sunday, when pan-democrat candidates scored landslide victories in district council elections. Photo: EPA-EFE
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