You are here: Home » Topics » » Beijing » Videos

Beijing refuses to back down as Hong Kong protests escalate

Sep 30, 2014    

Hong Kong Hong Kong's leader said Tuesday that China won't back down from its decision to limit voting reforms in the Asian financial hub, dashing hopes that the standoff between demonstrators and authorities could be resolved quickly through negotiations.As prodemocracy protests that have blocked Hong Kong's streets entered a fifth day, the unequivocal statement from Chief Executive Leung Chunying does not come as a surprise. Showing a willingness to talk would have made the Chinese leadership in Beijing appear weak, which could embolden dissidents and separatists on the mainland.Leung, a Bei...

Read More