China’s Communist Party is making it clear that the use of force is still a possibility in Hong Kong, where protestors have gathered the last several months to oppose a controversial extradition bill and call for more political freedoms.
Military troops have gathered in view of Hong Kong, sending what’s being called a stark warning. But experts say using military force would be a risky move from China’s leader, Xi Jinping, because of current relations with the U.S. under President Donald Trump. Despite the looming threat from the government, protesters marched through the streets of Hong Kong over the weekend. The Civil Human Rights Front, which organized Sunday’s march, says the protests will continue until demands are met, even as tension rises.We check in with AirTalk’s Senior Producer, Fiona Ng, who attended the march in Hong Kong on Sunday, and get the latest on U.S-China relations.
With guest host Libby Denkmann
Fiona Ng, senior producer of “AirTalk” and Hong Kong native; she is in Hong Kong and was at Sunday’s rally at Victoria Park
Rui Zhong, program associate for the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States at the Wilson Center, a Washington-based non-partisan policy forum that tackles global issues through independent research