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Trump praises Chinese leader, not Hong Kong protesters seeking democratic reforms – Los Angeles Times

WASHINGTON —  On a recent night, standing shoulder to shoulder in a darkened street, anti-government protesters in Hong Kong waved American flags and sang the U.S. national anthem, the words blaring through scratchy megaphones. Vast crowds of Hong Kong citizens have marched and staged sit-ins over the last 10 weeks in a city that fears its …

Opinion | Gangs of Hong Kong – The New York Times

The local mafia is doing China’s bidding against the protesters. The effects of the Hong Kong protests are spreading — to bakeries, bandits and Beijing. As messages supporting the demonstrations began appearing on the pastry skin of seasonal mooncakes, opposition to the protests suddenly took the form of muscle from the local …