The Chinese artist and human rights activist Ai Weiwei has given DW his take on the ongoing pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.
Two people were seriously injured in the latest uptick in violence in Hong Kong. An anti-government protester was shot and a pro-government man set on fire. Activists have urged investigations of police brutality.
A former employee of the British Consulate in Hong Kong has said he was detained and tortured by Chinese secret police. They were trying to extract information about anti-government protests in the territory, he added.
Human rights advocates say Germany can do more to support Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement and condemn the Uighur camps in Xinjiang, but business interests stand in the way.
Tensions in Hong Kong soared after the death of a student activist and the police's use of live rounds. DW talks to professor Ma Ngok from Hong Kong's Chinese University about the impact in the Chinese-ruled territory.
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