Trump Says Meeting Between China's Xi, Hong Kong Protesters Would Resolve Issue
Umer Jamshaid 8 days ago Thu 15th August 2019 | 08:18 PM
US President Donald Trump said in a statement on Thursday that if Chinese President Xi Jinping were to meet the Hong Kong protesters it would resolve the dispute between both parties
The protests began more than two months ago after a local legislature opened a debate on a bill that would have allowed extradition to mainland China.
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam declared the bill "dead," but the protesters are demanding the measure to be withdrawn completely.
On Tuesday, China's permanent mission to the United Nations accused the protesters of having displayed a "tendency of resorting to terrorism" by destroying public facilities, paralyzing Hong Kong's airport, blocking public transport and using lethal weapons.