Blinken deletes tweet saying US would ‘stand with people of Hong Kong’, posts watered-down version

Published Sep 17 2021 at 7:05 AM GMT
  • US Secretary of State Antony Blinken deleted a tweet that said the United States would “stand with the people of Hong Kong”, a post in which he accused Beijing of weakening the city’s long-term political stability.
  • He posted the message after seven Hong Kong opposition district councillors were disqualified this week, with authorities declaring that the oaths taken by them were invalid.
  • A spokesman for the Chinese foreign ministry’s Hong Kong office issued a statement on Friday strongly opposing ….



  • Published Sep 17, 2021 7:05 AM GMT