“The night before Christmas was marked with tear gas and rubber bullets…”
Putting out the not welcome mat
I have a bad feeling about this.
“…they are enemies of the people.”
“…the man told his victims that Hong Kong belongs to China.”
“I am sorry and I accept accountability.”
“Whenever you see something wrong going on anywhere in the world, you should have the right to say, ‘That’s not right.'”
Might be a bit late to shut this down now
No harm, no foul
“Everyone got it wrong.”
“If you don’t have a lot of knowledge about it or quite understand it, I don’t think you should talk about it.”
“Could have waited a week to send it”
“China is using its economic power to silence critics—even those in the U.S.”
All stick, no carrot
“SAY NO TO CHINAZI”
“Xi Jinping is not a dictator. He has to satisfy his constituents.”
“Do you agree?”
Pro-China groups now involved.
Sanctions may not be wise.
Too little, too late?
Watchdog: Police are “out of control.”
Rail lines disrupted, trains stormed by police.
Reuters: Beijing nixed settlement.
Unlike previous years.
Or are they riots?
Tariffs might depend on the answer.
Not over, but perhaps paused
“We hope we can be friends with America.”
Who’s going to stop them?
“Beijing saying the protests are ‘beginning to show the sprouts of terrorism'”
Tiananmen, here we come?
Surge or mistake by U.S.?
Government-run vs. independent.
“Hong Kong is seen drifting, if not overwhelmed by powerful torrents of public discontent and anger.”
“If they resisted… I’m afraid there would be bloodshed.”
“Hello world and hello freedom.”
Round up the usual celebrity suspects
Adjustments are being made.
And it’s not a comedy