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    Merkel ngọa triều giữa tiếng kêu tuyệt vọng từ Hồng Kông



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    Hong Kong protesters ask Angela Merkel for support

    Activist Joshua Wong urged the German Chancellor to use her trip to China to speak on behalf of pro-democracy protesters. Meanwhile, reports suggest Lam is expected to withdraw the controversial extradition bill.



    In an open letter published in Germany's Bild daily, prominent Umbrella Movement leader Joshua Wong asked Chancellor Angela Merkel to back the pro-democracy protesters during her upcoming visit to China. It comes amid reports that the extradition bill is expected to be withdrawn on Wednesday.

    Sources told the South China Morning Post that the extradition bill is set to be formally withdrawn on Wednesday afternoon. It would mean the government will concede to one of the major demands from protesters.

    The letter comes as Hong Kong has been mired in political instability for months and in the wake of violent protests. Activists and demonstrators poured into the streets initially over a piece of legislation that would make it easier to extradite crime suspects to China.

    But the movement has evolved to demand the resignation of Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam, the expansion of democratic reforms and an investigation over police brutality against demonstrators.

    "You have first-hand experience of the terrors of a dictatorial government," Wong wrote, in reference to Merkel's upbringing in the Soviet-backed regime of the German Democratic Republic (GDR).

    Personal appeal

    Merkel spent four decades living in communist East Germany, working as a research scientist until the end of the Cold War led to reunification in 1990.

    She has described the GDR's collapse as the most important turning-point in her life.

    "The Germans courageously stood at the forefront of the fight against authoritarianism during the 80s," the 22-year-old Wong said.

    "We hope that you will express your concern about our catastrophic situation and that you will convey our demands to the Chinese government during your stay in China."

    Merkel will land in China on Thursday for a three-day trip, accompanied by a large business delegation.

    Diplomatic tightrope

    Though the Hong Kong protesters' cause is popular in Germany, Merkel will face the same difficulties she has faced before when calling China out for human rights violations, while still seeking to maintain economic ties with Beijing.

    "Germany should be on its guard doing business with China, because China does not abide by international law and has repeatedly broken its promises," Wong wrote in the letter, signed also by Joephy Wong and Alice Yu, artists from Hong Kong now living in Germany.

    The protests in Hong Kong over the past few months have evolved into the biggest political crisis in the Asian financial hub since its 1997 handover from the British to China.

    jcg/se (AFP, Reuters)


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    Quote Originally Posted by ốc View Post
    Chắc Việt nam chờ Trâm đánh kinh tế Tàu xiểng niểng thì biển Đông sẽ "bất chiến tự nhiên huề."

    Người Việt đừng no, cứ để một mình Trâm no.

    Ya, đám một tàu chết chắc rồi: "Phú ý tự nhiên xệ!"

    Trump Says China Will Suffer as Data Shows Trade War Hurting U.S.




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    Merkel ngọa triều giữa tiếng kêu tuyệt vọng từ Hồng Kông



    (src.: https://www.n-tv.de/politik/Unruhen-...e21255808.html)





    Hong Kong protesters ask Angela Merkel for support

    Activist Joshua Wong urged the German Chancellor to use her trip to China to speak on behalf of pro-democracy protesters. Meanwhile, reports suggest Lam is expected to withdraw the controversial extradition bill.



    In an open letter published in Germany's Bild daily, prominent Umbrella Movement leader Joshua Wong asked Chancellor Angela Merkel to back the pro-democracy protesters during her upcoming visit to China. It comes amid reports that the extradition bill is expected to be withdrawn on Wednesday.

    Sources told the South China Morning Post that the extradition bill is set to be formally withdrawn on Wednesday afternoon. It would mean the government will concede to one of the major demands from protesters.

    The letter comes as Hong Kong has been mired in political instability for months and in the wake of violent protests. Activists and demonstrators poured into the streets initially over a piece of legislation that would make it easier to extradite crime suspects to China.

    But the movement has evolved to demand the resignation of Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam, the expansion of democratic reforms and an investigation over police brutality against demonstrators.

    "You have first-hand experience of the terrors of a dictatorial government," Wong wrote, in reference to Merkel's upbringing in the Soviet-backed regime of the German Democratic Republic (GDR).

    Personal appeal

    Merkel spent four decades living in communist East Germany, working as a research scientist until the end of the Cold War led to reunification in 1990.

    She has described the GDR's collapse as the most important turning-point in her life.

    "The Germans courageously stood at the forefront of the fight against authoritarianism during the 80s," the 22-year-old Wong said.

    "We hope that you will express your concern about our catastrophic situation and that you will convey our demands to the Chinese government during your stay in China."

    Merkel will land in China on Thursday for a three-day trip, accompanied by a large business delegation.

    Diplomatic tightrope

    Though the Hong Kong protesters' cause is popular in Germany, Merkel will face the same difficulties she has faced before when calling China out for human rights violations, while still seeking to maintain economic ties with Beijing.

    "Germany should be on its guard doing business with China, because China does not abide by international law and has repeatedly broken its promises," Wong wrote in the letter, signed also by Joephy Wong and Alice Yu, artists from Hong Kong now living in Germany.

    The protests in Hong Kong over the past few months have evolved into the biggest political crisis in the Asian financial hub since its 1997 handover from the British to China.

    jcg/se (AFP, Reuters)


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    Hong Kong braces for more protests as Merkel calls for dialogue

    Rallies to target airport, gov't buildings over weekend as German chancellor calls for peaceful solution on China visit.


    Activists in Germany call for solidarity with Hong Kong''s protesters ahead of Chancellor Angela Merkel's visit to China. [Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters]

    Hong Kong is bracing for more demonstrations over the weekend, with protesters threatening to disrupt transport links to the airport as they continue their campaign for more democracy in the Chinese-ruled city.

    On Wednesday, embattled leader Carrie Lam withdrew the controversial extradition bill that first triggered the mass rallies three months ago, conceding to one of the protesters' five demands.

    But the demonstrators, who are also calling for the right for Hong Kong to elect its own leader and an independent investigation into alleged police brutality, said it was not enough.

    Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel, on a visit to China, raised the impasse with Chinese premier Li Keqiang in Beijing on Friday, saying a peaceful solution is needed.

    "I stressed that the rights and freedoms for (Hong Kong) citizens have to be granted," Merkel said in Beijing.

    "In the current situation violence must be prevented. Only dialogue helps. There are signs that Hong Kong's chief executive will invite such a dialogue. I hope that materialises and that demonstrators have the chance to participate within the frame of citizens' rights."

    Li told a news conference with Merkel: "The Chinese government unswervingly safeguards 'one country, two systems' and 'Hong Kong people govern Hong Kong people," referring to the governing framework and freedoms agreed with the British when the territory reverted to China in 1997 and that residents fear is being eroded.

    He said Beijing supported the administration in Hong Kong "to end the violence and chaos in accordance with the law, to return to order, which is to safeguard Hong Kong's long-term prosperity and stability".

    Continuing protests

    On Friday, students stood hand-to-hand outside their schools to form human chains and press their case for the four remaining demands.

    Rallies are planned on Friday evening which will home in on metro stations and government buildings.

    On Saturday, protesters plan to block traffic to the city's international airport, one of the region’s busiest hubs.

    In an advertisement on Friday in the South China Morning Post newspaper, the Airport Authority of the Asian financial hub urged protesters "not to disrupt the journey of tens of thousands of travellers who use the airport every day".

    Many protesters remain angry over Lam's refusal to initiate an independent inquiry into perceived police brutality in their handling of the protests.

    Police have fired tear gas and bean-bag rounds at protesters, who, in turn, have thrown petrol bombs and bricks in running battles on city streets.

    The protests present Chinese President Xi Jinping with his greatest political challenge since he came to power in 2012.

    Legislation addressing China's actions in Hong Kong will be among the top priorities pushed by Democrats in the United States Senate when Congress returns to work after a recess next week, their leader said on Thursday.

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    Merkel says Hong Kong freedoms 'must be guaranteed'

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    6 September 2019
    11:35 CEST+02:00


    Merkel meeting with Chinese president Li Keqiang in Beijing on Friday. Photo: DPA
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday the rights and freedoms of people in Hong Kong "must be guaranteed" after meeting with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in Beijing, her spokesman said.

    Hong Kong has been plunged into months of pro-democracy protests, and ahead of her three-day visit to China this week protestors in the semi-autonomous city appealed to the German chancellor to support them in her meetings with China's leadership.

    In a tweet Friday, spokesman Steffen Seibert quoted Merkel as saying: "The rights and freedoms of the people of Hong Kong must be guaranteed. Solutions can only be found in dialogue; do everything possible to prevent violence".

    Merkel arrived in China on Thursday with a large business delegation in tow.

    Merkel said she had discussed tensions in the former British colony, and civil rights there, with her hosts and had "pointed out that these rights and freedoms must of course be guaranteed".

    "In the current situation everything must be done to avoid violence," Merkel said at a joint press conference with Li, as seen in video footage published by German media.

    "And the solutions can only be found in a political process -- meaning through dialogue."

    Merkel arrived in China on Thursday with a large business delegation in tow.

    The companies travelling with Merkel include Volkswagen, Allianz and Deutsche Bank according to the German daily Bild, which carried a headline Friday that read: "Do our companies not care about Hong Kong's freedom?"

    Press access to her visit was unusually tight, with a number of members of the Beijing foreign press corps, including AFP, unable to get accreditations for the event. Chinese officials cited a lack of space due to a large contingent of journalists accompanying Merkel.

    Prominent movement leader Joshua Wong and others recalled in an open letter published by top-selling Bild daily Wednesday that Merkel grew up in the communist police state of East Germany.

    "You have first-hand experience of the terrors of a dictatorial government," the letter read.

    They also warned that "Germany should be on its guard before doing business with China, as China does not comply with international law and has repeatedly broken its promises".

    Hong Kong has endured dozens of sometimes violent pro-democracy protests triggered by opposition to a now-withdrawn law that would have allowed extradition to mainland China.

    A number of Chinese dissidents have been given refuge in Germany, including dissident-artist Ai Weiwei.



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