September 27, 2019
Hong Kong braces for another weekend of mass protests.
Ahead of China’s National Day, protesters are expected to march the streets on Sept. 28 to commemorate the 5th anniversary of the Umbrella Movement. The organizers posted online, that on Oct. 1 there will be “No National Day. But National Calamity March.”
Some have voiced concern that Beijing may deploy military troops to intervene in the city, but Kurt Tong, former U.S. consul general to Hong Kong, told CNBC, “I don’t think Oct. 1 is going to be some magic day.”
“Beijing will continue to see Hong Kong as a problem but have it fundamentally addressed by the Hong Kong government and the Hong Kong people. Because that is the fundamental aspect of the ‘one country, two systems’ framework and Beijing stepping in more could make the situation even more difficult,” Tong, now partner at The Asia Group, said on “Squawk Box.”
This article was posted: Friday, September 27, 2019 at 5:31 am