Xi Jinping again backs Hong Kong police use of force in stopping unrest

Chinese President Xi Jinping has underlined Beijing’s support for Hong Kong police to use force to quell the unrest in the city and called on the judiciary to punish violent lawbreakers.While attending the BRICS summit in Brasilia, Xi said that putting an end to the violence and restoring order remained Hong Kong’s most urgent priority.“We continue to firmly support the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region led by the chief executive to execute its functions in accordance with the law,” state…

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