Susan Thornton, formerly America’s most senior diplomat in East Asia. Photo: Bloomberg

US passing Hong Kong human rights and democracy act will only ‘punish the wrong people’: ex-Trump envoy Susan Thornton

  • Susan Thornton, formerly America’s most senior diplomat in East Asia, says the bill is a ‘huge mistake’ and reflects misconceptions in the US about China’s rise
  • She says stripping Hong Kong of its special status will hurt Hongkongers and have ‘Beijingers dancing in the streets’
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Susan Thornton, formerly America’s most senior diplomat in East Asia. Photo: Bloomberg
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Anti-government protesters set a fire in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong. Photo: Winson Wong

Carrie Lam should resign over Hong Kong protests: Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad

  • The Malaysian leader warns of a repeat of the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown if unrest continues, saying ‘I think in the end, that is what China will do’
  • He was responding to a question from Hong Kong Bar Association chairman Philip Dykes
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Anti-government protesters set a fire in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong. Photo: Winson Wong
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