Donald Trump Calls For A More 'humane' Solution In Hong Kong

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Donald Trump called for a more humane solution to be used in relation to Hong Kong protests alongside noting that the number of people protesting has decreased.

Written By Ruchit Rastogi | Mumbai | Updated On:
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American President Donald Trump on October 6 called for a less violent solution to be incorporated in the semi-autonomous state of Hong Kong in relation to the ongoing protests. He also noted that the strength of the people protesting against the Chinese authorities was smaller than before.

A more 'humane' solution

While talking to international media, Trump stated that things now need to happen in a manner in which people are not affected in any way. He further talked about how the people living in Hong Kong had a great nature and they were also the people flying the American flag. 

Trump steered clear of any controversy and did not show his direct support for the people in Hong Kong protesting against the dictatorial rule of the Chinese authorities. With the dwindling number of the protestors, the US President questioned if the protester's resolve to fight was losing steam or not. 

Read: Hong Kong: Government To Limit Internet Access To Curb Protests

In relation to the statement he made above, he added that there were about 2 million people when the protests started but now the number of the people on streets is a bit less and maybe that was an indication to something.

A setback for the G7 countries

In the events that preceded Trump's comments, the leaders of the G7 countries wanted a calm situation in Hong Kong, bringing to light the significance of the Sino-British Joint Declaration of 1984. But in a diplomatic setback, China blamed the G7 members of interfering in their internal matters. 

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A nearly 4-month fight for autonomy

The former British colony has been subject to protests that have turned violent for nearly four months with the Extradition Bill being the main reason for the unrest. The bill, now withdrawn in wake of the demonstrations, stated that people charged with any accusation will be sent to China for trial.

After the extradition bill was suspended, all those who were a part of the protests, increased their demands that included the subject of Universal suffrage and a standalone inquiry into accusations that talked about the police forces using excessive force. 

The state of Hong Kong was given back to China in 1997 under the "one country and two systems" framework that talked about a certain kind of freedom that was not enjoyed in the mainland of China. There was a pressing matter about China still interfering with Hong Kong's affairs despite promising autonomy. 

Read: Hong Kong: Carrie Lam Open For Dialogue With Public To Ease Tensions

Read: Hong Kong: Police Fire Tear Gas, Water Cannon At Protesters In A Clash

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