by Ralph T. Niemeyer
Like in Russia where the US actively supports the neo fascist Navalny and “Pussy Riot” -movements, a Hong Kong separatist activist who plays an active role in the anti-China protests was photographed and caught in a meeting with a senior US consulate official. Beijing demands Washington to stay out of China’s internal affairs.
Joshua Wong Chi-fung, the secretary-general of Democrat-friendly Demosisto, told the Hong Kong Standard that his recent meeting with Julie Eadeh, a senior political officer at the US Consulate General in Hong Kong, was nothing to worry about.
His meeting, caught by a camera, was noticed by the media in Beijing. Wong said to the Hong Kong standard:
“I’ve even been to Washington several times, so what’s so special about meeting a US Consul?”
He claimed that the conversation with the US official was focused on the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act – a bill that was, however, proposed in the US Congress by a foreign world power and a stake in “securing democracy” in Hong Kong calls.”
When a US State Department spokesman was asked by the AFP for an opinion, he evasively suggested that US officials “regularly meet with a broad cross section of people in Hong Kong and Macao.”
On Thursday, the Chinese Foreign Ministry expressed “strong dissatisfaction” over media reports claiming that a senior US Consulate official had met a Hong Kong separatist group.
In a statement, the Chinese Ministry urged Washington to “immediately make a clean break with various anti-China insurgents” and “stop interfering with Hong Kong affairs.”
#FoxNews makes fun of #China claiming protests #HongKong are #USA funded. To refute this, a Senior Fellow @HudsonInstitute is interviewed. But he explains openly: Yes, we are financing the local democracy movement with $ 1 million. China is right. https://twitter.com/
The protests continue to rock the situation in Hong Kong, weeks after the outbreak of demonstrations against a suspended extradition law that would have allowed Beijing to gain access to criminals hiding in Hong Kong and bring them to justice in mainland China.
A video circulating on Twitter on Wednesday featured a demonstrator in Hong Kong waving a US flag while his comrades hurled projectiles at a police station.