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China: Beijing condemns Pelosi's backing of HK protests

China, Beijing
October 24, 2019 at 11:26 GMT +00:00 · Published

China's Foreign Ministry denounced US House of Representatives speaker Nancy Pelosi's comments backing "non-violent" protests in Hong Kong during the daily news briefing in Beijing on Thursday.

Hua Chunying, the ministry spokesperson, blamed the protesters for stirring up trouble in Hong Kong.

"They beautify violent crime to non-violent struggle and bolster up the anti-government protesters," she said.

Chunying added that the protests are still ongoing, with violent demonstrations "emboldened by the support" from international figures and parties.

Pelosi tweeted her "support and admiration" for the "non-violent" protests in Hong Kong on Wednesday.

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China's Foreign Ministry denounced US House of Representatives speaker Nancy Pelosi's comments backing "non-violent" protests in Hong Kong during the daily news briefing in Beijing on Thursday.

Hua Chunying, the ministry spokesperson, blamed the protesters for stirring up trouble in Hong Kong.

"They beautify violent crime to non-violent struggle and bolster up the anti-government protesters," she said.

Chunying added that the protests are still ongoing, with violent demonstrations "emboldened by the support" from international figures and parties.

Pelosi tweeted her "support and admiration" for the "non-violent" protests in Hong Kong on Wednesday.

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