Hong Kong Protests- Update: While the extradition bill, which caused fury and 13 weeks of protests in Hong Kong by an ulteriorly motivated public, stands completely withdrawn on September 04 by Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam, protestors still occupy the streets increasing their demands incessantly. The bill was earlier suspended on June 15. The bill was proposed by the Hong Kong government in February 2019 to establish a mechanism for transfers of fugitives not only for Taiwan, but also for Mainland China and Macau, which are excluded in the existing laws.
Hong Kong protest figurehead Joshua Wong, who has been rocking up to ‘pro-democracy’ meetings with various Western officials in recent weeks, has been spotted hanging out with the chairman of the White Helmets in Berlin. On the face of it, Wong attended the ‘Bild 100’ summer party in Berlin this week, where he seems to have bumped into White Helmets boss Raed Al Saleh. That’s a tad awkward, since the Syrian first-responders group has been heavily linked to Al Qaeda and US-sponsored jihadist militias and are often dubbed as Al Qaeda’s medic team, the White Helmets.
There was another familiar face in the snaps, too: Mayor of Kiev Vitaly Klitschko, who was, for a time, himself a Western favorite when Ukraine was in Washington’s regime-change crosshairs. But Wong has had some questionable high-level meetings, too.
He also met German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas at the event – with that tete-a-tete quickly slammed by Beijing. These meetings come on the heels of photos showing Wong speaking to Julie Eadeh, an official from the US consulate general in Hong Kong, which raised more suspicions that Washington had a hand in the recent violent anti-China protests. It seems he’ll meet with any American willing to meet him. He was also pictured with Democratic Party leader Nancy Pelosi back in 2015, at the ripe old age of 18.
If he wants to avoid the appearance of being used as a US regime-change asset, Wong certainly seems to be going about things the wrong way.
Additional reporting by Danielle Ryan, for RT