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That's some amazing restraint on the part of the police. The protesters have actually engaged in terrorism (blowing up buildings) to try to get a stronger police response. The restraint is obviously because the Chinese government knows very well that the entire point of these protests is to try to invoke a response that's so violent that the Chinese government can be seen on video doing something so reprehensible that the international community holds them directly accountable.

The United States (through Pompeo, especially) has denied involvement, but has previously admitted to funding anti-Beijing protesters through many different organizations, NGOs, even getting congressional funding, especially since 2014. This has been in the same way that "Arab Spring" type protests also got organized and weaponized from the United States (and Britain).

I haven't located it again yet, but I understand that a Fox News reporter interviewed an ex State Department person to get them to explain why China blames the protests on organization and funding from the United States when it's obviously not true. He said it actually is true to an extent since we are there [giving them backing and training] through "Center for Democracy" and several other similar organizations. (Of course, the UK is doing the same thing, and many of the protesters are even carrying the British flag.)

I don't doubt that the US will sooner-or-later get the kind of exposure on this that often gets leaked, as it has in the past.


Note how even the Washington Post has "leaked" this (between the lines, sometimes) in recent years:

The campaign aims to insulate China from subversive Western ideas such as democracy and freedom of expression, and from the influence, specifically, of U.S. groups that may be trying to promote those values here, experts say. That campaign is long-standing, but it has been prosecuted with renewed vigor under President Xi Jinping, especially after the overthrow of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych following months of street demonstrations in Kiev that were viewed here as explicitly backed by the West. ...

Congressionally funded with the explicit goal of promoting democracy abroad, NED has long been viewed with suspicion or hostility by the authorities here. But the net of suspicion has widened to encompass such U.S. groups as the Ford Foundation, the International Republican Institute, the Carter Center and the Asia Foundation. 

The New York Times also admitted more than Pompeo would have liked earlier in this decade:

U.S. Groups Helped Nurture Arab Uprisings

A number of the groups and individuals directly involved in the revolts and reforms sweeping the region, including the April 6 Youth Movement in Egypt, the Bahrain Center for Human Rights and grass-roots activists like Entsar Qadhi, a youth leader in Yemen, received training and financing from groups like the International Republican Institute, the National Democratic Institute and Freedom House, a nonprofit human rights organization based in Washington. . . .

The Republican and Democratic institutes are loosely affiliated with the Republican and Democratic Parties. They were created by Congress and are financed through the National Endowment for Democracy, which was set up in 1983 to channel grants for promoting democracy in developing nations. The National Endowment receives about $100 million annually from Congress. Freedom House also gets the bulk of its money from the American government, mainly from the State Department.

The problem is that the United States has attacked dozens of of nations claiming that it was to promote democracy when the real reason proved to be "regime change" and "economic turmoil" to facilitate regime change. The perspective from Beijing (and also Syria and Russia and Libya, and Egypt and Venezuela, for that matter) can be seen in the following belief about the West, as the article in the link above concludes:

Considering the overt foreign-funded nature of not only the “Arab Spring,” but now “Occupy Central,” and considering the chaos, death, destabilization, and collapse suffered by victims of previous US subversion, “Occupy Central” can be painted in a new light – a mob of dupes being used to destroy their own home – all while abusing the principles of “democracy” behind which is couched an insidious, diametrically opposed foreign imposed tyranny driven by immense, global spanning corporate-financier interests that fear and actively destroy competition. In particular, this global hegemon seeks to suppress the reemergence of Russia as a global power, and prevent the rise of China itself upon the world’s stage.

The regressive agenda of “Occupy Central’s” US-backed leadership, and their shameless exploitation of the good intentions of the many young people ensnared by their gimmicks, poses a threat in reality every bit as dangerous as the “threat” they claim Beijing poses to the island of Hong Kong and its people. Hopefully the people of China, and the many people around the world looking on as “Occupy Central” unfolds, will realize this foreign-driven gambit and stop it before it exacts the heavy toll it has on nations that have fallen victim to it before – Libya, Syria, Ukraine, Egypt, and many others.


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