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 […]

Hong Kong rebranding overtures rebuffed by global PR firms

Hong Kong rebranding overtures rebuffed by global PR firms

FPI / September 25, 2019 Geostrategy-Direct.com The Hong Kong government was essentially told to get lost in its bid to rebuild its image amid ongoing massive pro-democracy protests. All of the public relations companies government officials approached have thus far declined to help in what Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said was the “relaunching of […]

Hong Kong leader caves; Independence activist issues global appeal to ‘end communism’

Hong Kong leader caves; Independence activist issues global appeal to ‘end communism’

by WorldTribune Staff, September 4, 2019 Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced on Sept. 4 that the government would withdraw an extradition bill which sparked massive pro-democracy protests which have continued daily for three months. However, the leader’s acquiescence to one of protest organizers’ demands is “too little, too late,” and the demonstrations will […]

‘People of Hong Kong, keep fighting’: Demonstrators change tactics, win global support

‘People of Hong Kong, keep fighting’: Demonstrators change tactics, win global support

by WorldTribune Staff, August 18, 2019 Hundreds of thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators, despite warnings from the Chinese government, filled the streets of Hong Kong on a rainy Sunday afternoon in a “peaceful” protest against what they say are Beijing’s increasingly heavy-handed tactics in the autonomous territory. Last week, China had claimed that criminals and agitators […]

China threatens violence against ‘terrorism’ in Hong Kong; Senator calls for Trump warning

China threatens violence against ‘terrorism’ in Hong Kong; Senator calls for Trump warning

by WorldTribune Staff, August 13, 2019 The regime of Chinese supreme leader Xi Jinping has vowed to crack down on what it said are “deranged” protesters in Hong Kong and pledged to do so “without leniency” and “without mercy.” Activists protesting what they say is the communist regime’s increasingly heavy-handed rule over the autonomous territory […]

American flag embraced by Hong Kong protesters as U.S. tracks Chinese troop movements

American flag embraced by Hong Kong protesters as U.S. tracks Chinese troop movements

by WorldTribune Staff, August 1, 2019 Protesters in Hong Kong have increasingly brandished the American flag as a symbol of resistance amid the threat of force from military and paramilitary forces from communist China. Meanwhile, the Trump administration is closely monitoring a situation described by an administration official as a “congregation of Chinese forces on […]

Mobs in white beat Hong Kong protesters as police stand down; Some seen arriving from China

Mobs in white beat Hong Kong protesters as police stand down; Some seen arriving from China

by WorldTribune Staff, July 22, 2019 Hundreds of white-clad pro-China thugs attacked protesters in Hong Kong on July 21, injuring many, some severely, reports say, capping a weekend of demonstrations, tear gas and violence. The stick-wielding thugs attacked protesters at the Yuen Long West Rail Line mass transit station, reports say, adding that they were […]

Media quiet about massive Hong Kong protests which are continuing

Media quiet about massive Hong Kong protests which are continuing

by WorldTribune Staff, July 9, 2019 The Chinese and international media have largely ignored mass demonstrations in Hong Kong, which started as opposition to an extradition bill but have evolved into ongoing, full-fledged protests against Beijing’s increasingly heavy-handed rule over the autonomous territory. While hundreds of thousands of protesters routinely jam the former British colony’s […]

‘It belongs to us’: Young protesters storm Hong Kong’s legislature 22 years after takeover

‘It belongs to us’: Young protesters storm Hong Kong’s legislature 22 years after takeover

by WorldTribune Staff, July 1, 2019 An army of primarily young demonstrators smashed entrance glass windows, stormed and then occupied Hong Kong’s legislature on July 1, the anniversary of the city’s return to Chinese sovereignty. Another 550,000 protesters jammed the city’s streets as what started as a protest over legislation that would allow Hong Kong […]

Hong Kong backdown a crisis for CCP and Xi Jinping

Hong Kong backdown a crisis for CCP and Xi Jinping

FPI / June 19, 2019 Geostrategy-Direct.com By Richard Fisher Barely a week after the historic June 9 one million strong protests, on June 15, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam decided to “suspend” but not withdraw the controversial law that would have given China the right of extradition, the ability to take and remove Hong […]