By PJ Media. Former Hong Kong Parliamentarian Ray Chan reports on what looks like a nearly random teargas attack by local police, on people who weren’t even protesting. Chan tweeted on Sunday that the attack took place “in the heart of #HongKong’s shopping, district, Causeway Bay, there were no protesters, just reporters, shoppers & bystanders.” Erin Hale, a freelance journalist and Hong Kong correspondent for the German Press Agency confirmed to Chan that “no warnings had been given” by police before firing.
— CNW (@ConflictsW) September 8, 2019
— Jeremy Sandberg (@JeremyJSandberg) September 8, 2019
This footage by @StandNewsHK shows how various human chains were formed by high school students spanning across the city this morning. It best illustrates that the protest is now deep-rooted in society. Students want a better society and they are now all ready. #5DemandsNot1Less pic.twitter.com/ku0Xl5GGCk
— Demosistō 香港眾志 (@demosisto) September 9, 2019
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But it’s this last item that really must give Beijing the night sweats.
While there have always been a handful of protesters waving US national flags in recent months, today’s march from the US consulate looks to be the most red, white and blue protest that Hong Kong has seen pic.twitter.com/a3cyl6X5St
— Aaron Mc Nicholas (@aaronMCN) September 8, 2019
(Read more from “Watch: Hong Kong Police Teargas Peaceful Shoppers Without Warning” HERE)
Avoid Irresponsible Remarks on Hong Kong, China Warns UK MPs
By The Guardian. China’s ambassador to the UK has accused British politicians of exhibiting a “colonial mindset” when they express support for demonstrators in Hong Kong or raise concerns about Huawei or freedom of navigation in the South China Sea.
Liu Xiaoming said British MPs were free to express their opinion about the Hong Kong crisis but needed to recognise there were limits. Critical comments were not a problem “as long as you do not interfere in Hong Kong’s affairs,” he said.
At the same briefing, China’s military attache in the UK, Maj Gen Su Guanghui, said the Royal Navy’s Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier or any other British warship could face an armed response if it sailed through disputed waters in the South China Sea.
Liu said some UK politicians “still have a colonial mindset” and argued it was a problem if they made “irresponsible remarks to show support” for what he described as “demonstrators and rioters” in Hong Kong. (Read more from “Avoid Irresponsible Remarks on Hong Kong, China Warns UK MPs” HERE)