mandag 24. juni 2019

China will not allow G20 to discuss Hong Kong, says foreign minister

China has said it will not allow the G20 nations to discuss the Hong Kongissue at its summit this week, assistant foreign minister Zhang Jun said on Monday. Millions of people demonstrated on the streets of the city this month against a bill that would allow people to be extradited to the mainland to face trial in courts controlled by the Communist party. It triggered the most violent protests in decades when police fired rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse the crowds. The extradition bill and police reaction to the protests drew international criticism from rights groups.