Hong Kong Heats Up

Ken AshfordChina, Trump & AdministrationLeave a Comment


For the past several days, pro-democracy protesters have taken over the Hong Kong airport. There have been major scuffles with police. All departing flights have been cancelled.

Then this morning…

The situation in Hong Kong is inching closer to catastrophic violence. And President Trump, through his tweets and comments, is telling the world he doesn’t understand what’s happening, doesn’t especially care, and has no idea what to do about it.

Or maybe he just rolls over, as he usually does, when a regime-state tries to pounce on the little guy. Trump respects Russia and Saudi Arabia and their human rights abuses. Why not China? Maybe it is a fig leaf he is offering in his “tough” negotiations with China.