China President Xi Jinping Sunday warned that any attempt to divide China will end in ‘crushed bodies and shattered bones’.
President Xi Jinping issued the warning in Nepal at a gathering with the Nepalese Prime Minister. He warned: ‘Anyone making an attempt to break up China in any a part of the nation will end in crushed bodies and shattered bones…’
‘And any exterior forces backing such makes an attempt dividing China will be deemed by the Chinese individuals as pipe-dreaming!’
The warning was issued as Hong Kong demonstrators smashed up pro-Beijing companies and barricaded the streets in one other weekend of protests.
Flashmobs struck on Sunday in procuring malls in Sha Tin and Tseun Wan holding umbrellas and carrying masks in defiance of the federal government’s new sweep of restrictions on protests.
There had been demonstrations at completely different neighbourhoods with some protesters blocking roads, spraying graffiti on pro-China companies, smashing home windows and erecting barricades as they unfurled American and British flags.
Hong Kong has been rocked by protests for 4 months. The protest which was sparked by opposition to a now-scrapped proposal to permit extraditions to mainland China, has since morphed into a bigger motion for democracy and police accountability.
The metropolis enjoys distinctive rights below the phrases of its handover to China by Britain in 1997, together with freedom of expression and an unbiased judiciary, however many imagine these are below menace from an more and more assertive Beijing.
“We’ve seen over two million people come to the streets standing up for freedom, standing up for democracy, and standing up against the oppression of the Chinese Communist regime,” Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said Sunday whereas touring in Hong Kong. “I think it is very much in the United States interests to support the people of Hong Kong. I’m here, I’m dressed in all black standing in solidarity with the protesters.”
Chinese authorities have accused the United States of orchestrating the protests, however native activists have been pleading for American help for months.
“How does it benefit your relationship with China when the only Chinese city, which is free, loses its freedoms?” Martin Lee, a former lawmaker and the founding father of Hong Kong’s Democratic Party, said in May, in accordance to Washington examiner. “And if we can preserve all these things, which is the basic principle behind ‘one country, two systems,’ if we can keep all that, the chances are that one day you will be dealing with a democratically elected China. That must be in your long-term interests.”