Hong Kong protesters mock China leaders, defy face mask ban

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HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters donned cartoon character masks and mocked China’s leaders while forming human chains in defiance of a ban on face coverings at public assemblies. Gathering along the city’s subway lines Friday night, many … Read More

Xi vows attempts to split China will ‘end in crushed bodies and shattered bones’

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Hong Kong (CNN)Chinese President Xi Jinping warned adversaries on Sunday that any attempt to split China will “end in crushed bodies and shattered bones” according to state-media, as anti-government protesters in Hong Kong returned to the streets for a 19th consecutive weekend. Though Xi … Read More

Weekly Update by Mark Armstrong – 4 October 2019

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Greetings from Tyler, This will be the last Update before the Day of Atonement (Wednesday, October 9), the Feast of Tabernacles beginning Monday, Oct. 14th,  and the Last Great Day, Monday, Oct 21st.  We’re thankful that we are still able … Read More

‘Black terror’ on rise in Hong Kong, official says

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Mak Chin-ho, assistant commissioner of police operations in Hong Kong, displays a gasoline bomb confiscated during the weekend’s unauthorized assemblies, at a news conference at police headquarters in Wan Chai on Monday. [Photo/China Daily] After another weekend of destructive unrest, … Read More

Weekly Update by Mark Armstrong – 16 August 2019

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Greetings from Tyler, The Hong Kong airport is back open after being shut down completely this week, with over a thousand flights canceled.  Riot police showed up in force, and Chinese officials are issuing one stern warning after another as … Read More

Hong Kong protests: US lawmakers warn China may be preparing Tiananmen Square-style crackdown

U.S. officials warned Wednesday that China could be preparing for a Tiananmen Square-style crackdown in response to Hong Kong protests, as footage captures the menacing movement of military convoys near the border and Beijing ratchets up its rhetoric toward the demonstrators. House … Read More