North Korea blasts Nancy Pelosi for support of Hong Kong protests

North Korea blasts Nancy Pelosi for support of Hong Kong protests

The official state news agency Xinhua warned in a commentary Tuesday that "violent radicals" were pushing Hong Kong into an "abyss".

"In light of the continuing unrest and the increase in violent incidents in Hong Kong, it is crucial that all sides exercise restraint, reject all kinds of violence and take urgent steps to de-escalate the situation", an European Union spokesperson said in a statement.

CRITICAL JUNCTURE China said on Monday protests in the Asian financial hub had reached a critical juncture.

Hong Kong's leader, Carrie Lam, suspended consideration of the bill indefinitely but stopped short of completely withdrawing it from the legislative agenda.

However, protesters want the bill officially withdrawn-which Hong Kong legislators have yet to do.

McAdams explained that one of the protest leaders seen meeting with USA diplomat Eadeh last week was "heavily involved in the 2014 protests" in Hong Kong and maintained close ties to Washington.

Riot police stormed the Hong Kong International Airport on Tuesday as thousands of anti-government protesters forced flights to be canceled for the second straight day.

"30 years after Tiananmen Square all Americans stand with the peaceful protesters in Hong Kong ..."

Yesterday morning, the city's leader, Carrie Lam, gave an at-times emotional press conference in which she warned of unsafe consequences if escalating violence was not curbed.

Demonstrators form a barricade as they clash with riot police at Hong Kong International Airport, Aug. 13, 2019.

Hong Kong police said they arrested five people over the past two days in the airport for unlawful assembly, assaulting police officers and possessing weapons, bringing the number arrested since the protests began in June to more than 600. Sovereignty of the land was given to China in 1997 by the British empire who had control of Hong Kong since 1842.

As the violence intensifies in Hong Kong, some analysts fear that investors might withdraw from the global market. In comments on Monday, a spokesman for the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office branded the protesters as "deranged" and declared that "the first signs of terrorism" were appearing, laying the basis for Chinese military intervention. Some protesters said they believed one of those men was an undercover Chinese agent, while another was confirmed as a reporter from China's Global Times newspaper.

The company is caught in crosswinds between Beijing and pro-democracy groups in Hong Kong after the Chinese civil aviation regulator demanded it suspend personnel who engaged in or supported the protests from staffing flights into its airspace. "Everyone should be calm and safe!" he commented.

President Trump on Tuesday tweeted out an alert on turmoil in Hong Kong, saying China is massing troops on the border. "I hope nobody gets killed".

"I hope it works out for everybody including China".

"I understand the basics of the protest and they've got a point: it's about freedom and democracy and it's incredibly important".

Trump's comments only underscore the basic class unity between the ruling classes in the US, China and around the world against the resurgence of working-class struggle internationally, of which the protests in Hong Kong are one initial expression.

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