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China Throws Fit over ‘Vicious’ U.S. Hong Kong Human Rights Act

The Chinese Communist Party – through its foreign ministry, its rubber-stamp legislature, its puppet government in Hong Kong, and its state propaganda outlets – published a barrage of hysterical statements Wednesday condemning the U.S. Senate for passing the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act.

This photo taken 03 October, 2007 shows military officers saluting for a group photo beneath a display of national flags at a park in Beijing. China's ruling Communist Party's five-yearly gathering, it's 17th Party Congress, begins 15 October with President Hu Jintao expected to make bold power plays to cement …

Hong Kong Appoints a ‘More Decisive’ Police Commissioner

China’s State Council in Beijing on Tuesday confirmed the appointment of Chris Tang Ping-keung as police commissioner for Hong Kong. Tang, nominated to the position by Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam, was hailed in Chinese media as a “more decisive” top cop than outgoing Police Commissioner Stephen Lo Wai-chung, who has held the position since 2015.

HONG KONG, CHINA - NOVEMBER 19: New Hong Kong police chief Chris Tang Ping-keung visits Hong Kong Polytechnic University campus in the Hung Hom district on November 19, 2019 in Hong Kong, China. Hong Kong slipped into a technical recession on Thursday after anti-government demonstrations stretched into its fifth month …

China: Only Communist Courts Can Interpret Hong Kong Law

Chinese authorities berated the High Court of Hong Kong on Monday for ruling that banning face coverings in public is “unconstitutional,” claiming that only Beijing’s communist lawmakers have the right to rule on such matters.

Demonstrators wearing masks gather during an anti-government protest in Hong Kong, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. Defying a police ban, thousands of black-clad masked protesters are streaming into Hong Kong's central shopping district for another rally demanding autonomy in the Chinese territory as Beijing indicated it could tighten its grip. (AP …

Chinese Airlines Cut Flights to Hong Kong

Chinese airlines are dramatically reducing, or even completely halting, flights to Hong Kong due to civil unrest on the island. Hong Kong’s airport, which has been the scene of a few demonstrations over the past five months, was once the busiest hub in Asia and one of the busiest airports in the world.

Hong Kong curbs airport links as protesters vow 'stress test'

Chinese Troops Take to the Streets of Hong Kong for the First Time

Soldiers from the People’s Liberation Army were deployed on the streets of Hong Kong over the weekend for the first time in five months of increasingly rancorous protests. The troops were unarmed, dressed in plain clothes, and assigned primarily to clean up debris and roadblocks created by protesters. Chinese officials and state-run media insisted the deployment was welcomed by the people of Hong Kong and Western media reports to the contrary were hysterical over-reactions.

ONG KONG, CHINA - AUGUST 29: The Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) military vehicles move into Hong Kong in the early hours of Thursday, as The Xinhua news agency reported it was a routine annual rotation on August 29, 2019 in Hong Kong, China. Pro-democracy protesters have continued demonstrations across Hong …