3) with Hong
Kong politician Eddie Chu and activist Lester Shum, said one of the objectives of his visit was for Taiwan to provide substantive help to Hongkongers living in Taiwan, as well as to those who might have to flee to the island if the standoff between protesters and the Hong
Kong government continues to deteriorate.
The American magazine also quoted a veteran activist and former student leader who was arrested during a protest last month saying: "Hong
Kong people are putting up a fight to save their unique status." Indeed, the magazine cited a University of Hong
Kong poll in June, when the protests began, showing that 75 percent of people ages 18 to 29 identified as "Hong
Konger," as opposed to "Chinese," "Chinese in Hong
Kong," or "Hong
Konger in China," the highest proportion since the poll began tracking identity sentiment, in 1997.
We solemnly urge the Beijing authorities to honor their commitment to allow Hong
Kong a high degree of autonomy, and not use the concern for the people of Hong
Kong by Taiwan and other countries as an excuse for accusations of interference by outside forces.
In the past two decades-plus, since the return of Hong
Kong to China, the island state has achieved universally recognized success.
During the 22 years since the return of Hong
Kong, 'one country, two systems' has achieved universally recognised success.
Several flights to and from Hong
Kong were canceled on Wednesday due to the protest actions in the special administrative region of China.
'We call on people from all walks of life in Hong
Kong to unequivocally oppose and resist violence,' said Yang Guang, spokesman for the State Council's Hong
Kong and Macau Affairs Office, calling protesters 'radical elements' committing 'evil and criminal acts.'
Engel, chairman of the US House Committee on Foreign Affairs, has stated that he was "deeply concerned by the reports of police brutality in response to peaceful protests in Hong
Kong" and that "allegations of police violence over the past weeks have tarnished Hong
Kong's international reputation for good governance and the fair administration of justice", Xinhua reported.
Activists fear the(https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-47810723) bill would no longer leave Hong
Kong as a safe haven from the mainland and that those accused of doing activities against the mainland Chinese government would be forcibly sent to the mainland, where they would face an unfair trial and possible torture.
Kong announced the appointment of Philip Kent to the role of chief executive officer.
"For decades Hong
Kong has been a partner to Vietnam in many ways," Mr Lo said.
Trade between the UAE and Hong
Kong dropped as the latter's exports of pearls, precious and semi-precious stones fell 46.5 per cent.