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1.7 Million March for Democracy in Hong Kong as China Increases Pressure Against Supporters

The Hong Kong protest movement filled the streets on Sunday with an estimated 1.7 million people, almost a quarter of the city’s population, eleven weeks after protest marches began. The rally was a remarkable demonstration of defiance against Communist China, which has been sending ominous signals that a crackdown is imminent and ratcheting up pressure against supporters of the movement, including foreign companies that do business in Hong Kong.

Protesters march against a controversial extradition bill in the Causeway Bay area on August 18, 2019 in Hong Kong, China. Pro-democracy protesters have continued rallies on the streets of Hong Kong against a controversial extradition bill since 9 June as the city plunged into crisis after waves of demonstrations and …

Taiwan’s President Asks World: ‘Constrain China’

Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen asked the world to help Taiwan “constrain China” in an interview with Agence-France Presse (AFP) on Monday, warning that the world’s “democracy, freedom and freedom to do business” were imperiled by the Communist Party. She repeated these warnings on Tuesday, prompting a stern rebuke from Beijing.

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (left) speaks before departing from Taoyuan airport on January 7, 2017