Beijing Warns Hong Kong Protesters: Don't 'Play With Fire
Salih Hudayar, an Uyghur who escaped from severe oppression and discrimination in China, is available to talk about the Hong Kong protests as well as China's human rights abuses of minority groups.
WASHINGTON - August 12, 2019: Amid weeks of mass anti-government demonstrations in Hong Kong that have frequently turned violent, Beijing on Tuesday issued a stark warning to protesters: "those who play with fire will perish by it."
The remarks, at a news conference in Beijing, were made by Yang Guang, a spokesman for the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office of the State Council.
He said China has "tremendous power" to put down the protests and warned that anyone who engages in "violence and crimes ... will be held accountable." (Source: NPR, Aug 6)
Originally from East Turkistan, (Xinjiang, China) Mr. Hudayar is a Uyghur American business consultant and human rights activist who founded ETNAM in July 2017; he also serves as the Ambassador to the United States for the East Turkistan Government in Exile and is pursuing a Masters in National Security Studies at the American Military University. Fluent in: English, Uyghur, Turkish
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