HK activists ‘astounded’ by Chinese official’s comment


HONG KONG: Hong Kong pro-democracy activists have expressed their anger after it emerged that a Chinese official dismissed their protest movement in a blunt comment last month. “The fact that you are alive shows the country’s civility and inclusiveness,” Zhang Xiaoming, the director of China’s Liaison Office in Hong Kong, was cited as saying by three people who attended a meeting with him late August.



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