China 'will not allow' Hong Kong to be discussed at G20

Mail Online | 6/24/2019 | Afp
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China said today it will not allow the discussion of Hong Kong at the G20 summit this week even as US President Donald Trump plans to raise the city's mass protests during his meeting with President Xi Jinping.

The semi-autonomous city has been shaken by huge demonstrations this month with protesters demanding the withdrawal of a bill that would allow extraditions to the Chinese mainland.

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Trump has weighed in on Hong Kong's worst political unrest since its handover from Britain to China in 1997, saying he understood the reason for the protests and hoped demonstrators can 'work it out with China'.

More than 100 anti-extradition law protesters surrounded the city's Revenue Tower in Wan Chai district today in fresh rallies against the bill.

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The demonstrators, dressed in black, first gathered near the Legislative Council, where previous protests had been held, before marching to the government tax's department and staging a sit-in protest in the lobby.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Trump would discuss Hong Kong with Xi at the Group of 20 summit, which is taking place in Osaka, Japan, on Friday and Saturday.

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But Chinese assistant foreign minister Zhang Jun said the G20 is a forum to focus on global economic issues.

Xi and Trump have agreed to hold bilateral talks focusing on the US-China trade war during the summit.

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'I can tell you with certainty that the G20 will not discuss the Hong Kong issue and we will not allow the G20 to discuss the Hong Kong issue,' Zhang said at a press briefing previewing Xi's attendance at the summit.

'Hong Kong affairs are purely China's internal affairs and no foreign...
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