11 months Hong Kong protesters ‘terrorists’ — Beijing Manilatimes |World
BEIJING: Chinese state media have ramped up the rhetoric against Hong Kong’s pro-democracy campaigners, with Beijing and island police describing them Tuesday as “ terrorists and mobsters.” Beijing described unrest and clashes in Hong Kong — which started as opposition to a proposed extradition law, but morphed into calls for democratic reform — as “terrorism emerging.” Chinese state media has repeatedly issued harsh criticism of the protests, which are the biggest threat to Beijing’s rule in the semi-autonomous city since the handover in 1997.
The official state news agency Xinhua warned in a commentary Tuesday that “violent radicals” ... more