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The US government calls on all parties in Hong Kong to exercise restraint. China calls the move a double standard.

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(BOXUN) On Monday (November 11), a demonstrator in Hong Kong was shot and wounded by the police. Hong Kong anti-government protesters continued to march on the streets to protest against police use of violence. The Chinese official media praised the police for using the gunshots and incited public opinion to condemn these demonstrators.


On Tuesday, Chinese official media released a biased analysis of the international media on the shooting incident. The report did not specify which media it came from, and used the Cultural Revolution language to describe the large-scale urban demonstrations in Hong Kong that continued to deteriorate. Hu Xijin, editor-in-chief of the China Nationalist tabloid Global Times, said that the demonstrators in Hong Kong will not last long. He also said that the Central Committee will adhere to the stability and prosperity of Hong Kong. This seems to be a clearer signal to the release of protests in Hong Kong for months.

US State Department spokesman Morgan Ortegas issued a statement on November 11th, expressing “serious concern” about the situation in Hong Kong. The statement condemned the violence of all parties and called on the Hong Kong police and protesters to exercise restraint.

The full text is translated as follows:

The United States is watching the situation in Hong Kong and is seriously concerned. We condemn the violence of all parties and express sympathy to the victims of violence, regardless of their political inclinations, and call on all parties — the police and the protesters to exercise restraint. We reiterate President Trump’s call for a human settlement of the protests.

The intensification of polarization within Hong Kong society highlights the need for a sincere dialogue between the government and the protesters and the general public. The United States urged the Hong Kong government to work harder on the basis of its dialogue with the Hong Kong public and began to address the deep-rooted issues that drive the protest. We also urge protesters to respond to dialogue efforts.

The United States believes that Hong Kong’s autonomy, adherence to the rule of law, and its commitment to protecting civil liberties are the key to maintaining the special status of Hong Kong under US law. It is also the key to the success of “one country, two systems” and the future stability and prosperity of Hong Kong. We urge Beijing to abide by its commitments in the Sino-British Joint Declaration, including a commitment to Hong Kong to “a high degree of autonomy” and the freedom of the people of Hong Kong to enjoy human rights, speech and peaceful assembly – these are ours and Hong Kong The shared core values.

A few hours after the announcement, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Yan Shuang accused the US government of creating double standards and rebuked the content of the statement. The day before, the spokesperson also accused the US Secretary of State, Pampeo, of speaking in a speech. He also said, “He doesn’t know how long it will be played.” The speaker’s speech was in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the fall of the German Berlin Wall.

Hong Kong Chief Executive Lin Zhengyue told the media before the Executive Council on Tuesday that the act of radical demonstrators to disrupt and disrupt public transportation was “extremely selfish” and was to cause a lockout. She reiterated that the government will not bow to the violence and radicalization.

The Hong Kong anti-delivery demonstrations have entered the sixth month, and demonstrators have turned their finger at what they call an increasingly serious police brutality and overfishing.

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