Will China run out of patience with Hong Kong protests? | Hong Kong protests

Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam is warning that weeks of protests are putting the territory’s stability in danger.

The demonstrations began 10 weeks ago against a controversial extradition bill.

But they have since evolved into wider concerns about democracy in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory.

Mass sit-ins at the airport have led to the cancellation of hundreds of flights.

Businesses are feeling the effects of the unrest, with the stock market falling to its lowest level in seven months.

So will the disruptions sway public opinion on the demonstrations? And will Beijing’s patience run out?

Presenter: Hashem Ahelbarra

Guests:

Kris Cheng – journalist and editor-in-Chief of Hong Kong Free Press, an independent publication

Steve Tsang – director of the China Institute at SOAS University of London and author of A Modern History of Hong Kong

Joseph Cheng – political scientist and convenor of the pro-democracy group Alliance for True Democracy

Source: Al Jazeera News

Source

more recommended stories

  • Trump slammed for saying any Jew voting Democratic is ‘disloyal’ | USA News

    Activists, politicians and many within the.

  • Kashmir tensions: ‘War is not a solution’ | Kashmir News

    There is brewing conflict between nuclear-armed.

  • Indonesia’s Jokowi urges calm after violent West Papua protests | Indonesia News

    Indonesian President Joko Widodo has sought.

  • Danish PM: Trump’s idea of buying Greenland is ‘absurd’ | News

    Denmark‘s prime minister has said Greenland is.

  • Iran tanker departs after Gibraltar rejects US demand | Iran News

    The Iranian oil tanker at the.

  • Iceland bids farewell to first glacier lost to climate change | News

    With poetry, moments of silence and.

  • Former Malaysian PM Najib Razak in court for money laundering | Malaysia News

    Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak.

  • Blast at wedding in Afghan capital wounds at least 20: hospital | Afghanistan News

    An explosion has ripped through a.

  • Sudan protest leaders, military sign transitional government deal | News

    Sudan‘s main opposition coalition and the.

  • Tlaib won’t visit West Bank under ‘oppressive’ Israeli conditions | Israel News

    US congresswoman Rashida Tlaib has said.

  • Brother of Afghan Taliban leader killed in Pakistan mosque blast | Afghanistan News

    The brother of Afghan Taliban leader.

  • Malaysia to question Zakir Naik as government weighs deportation | News

    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – The Malaysian.

  • Gibraltar Supreme Court says Iranian tanker is free to sail | News

    Gibraltar’s Supreme Court has ruled that.

  • Pehlu Khan lynching: Indian state to appeal acquittal of accused | News

    A provincial government in India has said.

  • Japan’s Abe skips Yasukuni shrine visit but sends offering | News

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has.

  • Analysis: Saudi activist rejects release deal | Saudi Arabia News

    Saudi women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul.

  • Blast strikes military base in Iraq’s Baghdad | Iraq News

    At least one person has been.

  • Kyrgyz ex-President Atambayev was plotting coup: Security chief | News

    Former Kyrgyzstan President Almazbek Atambayev, who.

  • Opposition warns Maduro eyeing to dissolve Venezuela parliament | Venezuela News

    Venezuela’s pro-government Constituent Assembly was holding.

  • Hong Kong airport cancels Monday flights amid sit-in protest | News

    Hong Kong airport has suspended all.

  • Israel expels Filipino worker with Israeli-born son: NGO | News

    A Filipino migrant worker and her.

  • Yemeni official: UAE won in Aden, Saudi silent over ‘slaughter’ | Yemen News

    The interior minister of Yemen‘s internationally recognised.

  • Could the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen soon fall apart? | Yemen

    The war in Yemen looks like.

  • Southern Yemen separatists seize government camps in Aden | News

    Separatists in southern Yemen have taken.

  • El Paso shooting suspect told police he targeted ‘Mexicans’ | News

    The man accused of killing at.

  • Indian troops fire tear gas as mass protests erupt in Srinagar | India News

    Indian security forces have fired tear.

  • The Islamophobic roots of population control efforts in India | Islamophobia

    Mumbai, India – Across northern and central.

  • UN concern over Kashmir lockdown as hundreds reported arrested | India News

    The United Nations chief has expressed concern.

  • Lebanese daily publishes ‘no news’ edition to protest crisis | News

    Lebanon’s only English-language daily “refrained from.

  • Venezuela’s Maduro halts talks with opposition after US sanctions | Venezuela News

    Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has ordered.

  • Honduras president urged to resign | Honduras News

    The president of Honduras is under.

  • El Paso mass shooting: President Trump to visit Texan city | News

    Survivors of the mass shooting in.