China softens tone on Hong Kong, but doesn’t yield on demands3 min read . Updated: 03 Sep 2019, 08:33 PM IST
- China softens its tone toward Hong Kong’s protesters, says peaceful demonstrations allowed under the law
- Chinese officials strongly backed Chief Executive Carrie Lam, saying an emergency law could be implemented if necessary and pledging support for the economy
Beijing/Hong Kong: China softened its tone toward Hong Kong’s protesters, saying peaceful demonstrations were allowed under the law, even as it ruled out a fundamental demand for direct democracy that has fueled the unrest.
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