US backs universal suffrage for Hong Kong

By AFP

The United States has thrown its weight behind pro-democracy protestors in Hong Kong after Beijing refused to grant the territory's residents full voting rights. "The United States supports universal suffrage in Hong Kong in accordance with the Basic Law and the aspirations of the Hong Kong people," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters on Tuesday in comments likely to infuriate China. "We believe that an open society with the highest possible degree of autonomy and governed by rule of law is essential for Hong Kong's stability and prosperity.

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