Federalist: Time’s person of the year should be the Hong Kong protester

Federalist: Time’s person of the year should be the Hong Kong protester

Analysis by WorldTribune Staff, December 12, 2019 Millions of protesters fighting for democracy while battling a brutal crackdown by a communist regime. One kid who figured out a way to permissibly miss school on a permanent basis. For Time magazine, the choice was clear — the kid wins. In naming Greta Thunberg its Person of […]

Hong Kong protesters ‘thankful’ to President Trump

Hong Kong protesters ‘thankful’ to President Trump

by WorldTribune Staff, November 29, 2019 Pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong, many draped in American flags and singing the Star Spangled Banner, held a Thanksgiving rally to convey their appreciation to U.S. President Donald Trump for signing two bills supporting their cause. “The rationale for us having this rally is to show our gratitude and […]

Hong Kong voters smash China, endorse protesters; 71 percent turnout

Hong Kong voters smash China, endorse protesters; 71 percent turnout

by WorldTribune Staff, November 25, 2019 Voters in Hong Kong on Nov. 24 overwhelmingly chose pro-democracy candidates over their pro-communist China foes. “The people of Hong Kong have spoken – if you abandon Hong Kongers and our struggle for democracy, we will abandon you in the ballot box,” the Hong Kong Democracy Council (HKDC), an […]

Beijing alarmed at extreme youthfulness of Hong Kong protesters

Beijing alarmed at extreme youthfulness of Hong Kong protesters

by WorldTribune Staff, November 18, 2019 Police records indicate that over one third of all pro-democracy activists arrested in the current Hong Kong demonstrations were born after China reclaimed Hong Kong from Great Britain in 1997. Of the 4,000 protesters who have been arrested, more than a third are age 20 and younger, according to […]

‘New Berlin’: Guns drawn, shots fired as Hong Kong daily protests enter 9th month

‘New Berlin’: Guns drawn, shots fired as Hong Kong daily protests enter 9th month

by WorldTribune Staff, November 11, 2019 A Chinese state-run media outlet warned the Chinese military could enter Hong Kong “at any time” as the pro-Beijing government in Hong Kong has increased its violent crackdown on pro-democracy activists. Millions of protesters have been in the streets daily for eight months beginning on March 15. Addressing Hong […]

Here, there, everywhere: Global rage boils over

Here, there, everywhere: Global rage boils over

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — From Hong Kong to Barcelona, and from Beirut to Bolivia and Chile, a global rage seems to be boiling over. It ranges from Hong’s Kong’s pro-democracy pushback to Beijing’s dour diktats, to Spain’s Catalonia region’s revived separatism against the central government, to Beirut’s crowds protesting […]

Pence slams NBA, ‘multinational corporations’: U.S. ‘stands with’ Hong Kong protesters

Pence slams NBA, ‘multinational corporations’: U.S. ‘stands with’ Hong Kong protesters

by WorldTribune Staff, October 25, 2019 U.S. Vice President Mike Pence condemned the NBA and Nike for taking the side of the “authoritarian regime” in communist China over the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong. In a speech at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 24, Pence said “To the millions in Hong Kong […]

Hong Kong activists burn LeBron James jerseys

Hong Kong activists burn LeBron James jerseys

by WorldTribune Staff, October 16, 2019 Disgusted by his public bow to the communist regime in China, pro-democracy supporters in Hong Kong on Oct. 15 burned jerseys of NBA superstar LeBron James. Responding to the furor over Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey’s tweet in support of Hong Kong protesters, James said of Morey: “I […]

‘Bones ground to powder,’ Xi warns; Hong Kong protesters don Xi masks

‘Bones ground to powder,’ Xi warns; Hong Kong protesters don Xi masks

by WorldTribune Staff, October 14, 2019 Chinese supreme leader Xi Jinping issued a stark warning when it comes to “territorial integrity,” one of the communist state’s “core interests.” “Anyone who attempts to split any region from China will perish, with their bodies smashed and bones ground to powder,” the Chinese Foreign Ministry quoted Xi as […]

Beijing drops hammer on Hong Kong: ‘I can’t sleep and can’t eat, my heart is tired’

Beijing drops hammer on Hong Kong: ‘I can’t sleep and can’t eat, my heart is tired’

by WorldTribune Staff, October 6, 2019 For the first time in 52 years, the Beijing-controlled leader of Hong Kong on Oct. 4 invoked a British colonial-era emergency law which includes a ban on the wearing of masks at protests. The move by Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam sparked an immediate backlash from demonstrators who […]

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