China angry as Trump backs Hong Kong bills

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Organisers of the rally put together a list of possible officials to sanction, including Hong Kong's leader, chief executive Carrie Lam Cheng, former police chiefs Andy Tsang and Stephen Lo, the heads of the Chinese liaison office Wang Zhimin and secretary for justice Teresa Cheng who has alleged she was attacked and injured by protesters in London.

The crisis in Hong Kong worsened with a more violent turn that forced schools and commercial establishments to close for several days, paralyzed transport and left one person dead.

President Trump on Wednesday signed two bills into law that require the State Department to certify, at least annually, that Hong Kong retains enough autonomy to justify favorable US trading terms.

The tourism industry in Hong Kong has been battered by almost six months of pro-democracy protests that have become increasingly violent, with arrivals falling by half. "I came today because I want the government to know that we are not happy with what they have done to our generation".

The second bill forbids the export of tear gas, pepper spray, rubber bullets and other nonlethal ammunition to Hong Kong police, according to a report by Voice of America.

Ren said that the PLA Hong Kong Garrison is always ready to follow orders from the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and Central Military Commission.

Chinese state media reported Saturday that Lee Henley, also identified as Hu Xiang and a citizen of an unidentified foreign country, was arrested on suspicion of "funding activities threatening China's national security, including allegedly conspiring with foreign forces to support Hong Kong riots".

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Separately, the newspaper said a Taiwanese man, Lee Meng-Chu, was arrested by police in nearby Shenzhen on October 31, for allegedly stealing state secrets for foreign forces after he made a trip to Hong Kong in August to support "anti-China" activities.

While Trump faced down Democrats in Washington, he also clashed with Chinese officials over what the administration called unfair trade practices.

The unrest began in June with a huge march against an extradition bill seen as an erosion of freedoms promised when Hong Kong returned to Chinese control in 1997.

Her predecessor CY Leung doubted whether those proposing the Bill "ever had the interest of Hong Kong in mind", with the city being used as "a proxy for China" and leverage in an ongoing trade war.

"It's still a very early stage of the revolution", a masked activist, who gave her name as Mai, 26, said.

"Starting from day one I have been involved in this movement and there is no reason to stop now", said Ko. We are here to give them advice and moral support.

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