Hong Kong Anti-Government Protesters Are Rooting for ‘Tough Trump’ to Defeat ‘Soft Biden’

. . . [Joe] Biden is not the favorite among Hong Kong protesters and some prominent opposition figures who prefer US President Donald Trump to win a second term, believing he will be tougher on China.

Compared with past US presidential elections, this year’s contest appears to have captured the most attention in Hong Kong political circles, not least because Trump has openly taken the side of protesters and acted to punish Beijing over its response to last year’s social unrest. . .

Hong Kong activists’ support for Trump goes back to last year’s anti-government rallies, when black-clad protesters waved US flags and banners that read: “President Trump, please liberate Hong Kong.” At several demonstrations, they called on Washington to stand up to Beijing. . .

Trump’s tough stance stirred prominent pro-democracy figures in Hong Kong, with media mogul Jimmy Lai Chee-ying making a direct plea to him in a CNN interview in May, saying: “Mr President, you’re the only one who can save us.” (Read more from “Hong Kong Anti-Government Protesters Are Rooting for ‘Tough Trump’ to Defeat ‘Soft Biden'” HERE)

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