Hundreds of thousands have protested in Hong Kong since June. Will Beijing do more than exert pressure and make threats to the demonstrators? What will the West do?
Guests: Bernhard Bartsch (Bertelsmann Stiftung), Cherie Chan (DW), Hao Gui (DW)
Hong Kong's protest culture has been targeted by Beijing's security law. Experts say mass arrests during demonstrations this weekend show why the pro-democracy movement needs to adapt.
Hong Kong police have arrested nearly 300 demonstrators who took to the streets in anger over delayed elections. The territory's leader has blamed the coronavirus pandemic; protesters fear further pressure from Beijing.
Germany's top diplomat also urged China to allow a UN mission to look into the human rights situation of Uighurs living in Xinjiang. His Chinese colleague Wang Yi rejected "foreign interference" in domestic affairs.
US President Donald Trump appeared not to heed the UN secretary-general's warning, bashing China over the coronavirus pandemic. Chinese President Xi Jinping said his country wasn't planning on entering a second Cold War.
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