Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Sunday, December 08, 2019

Opinion: According to the Chinese foreign ministry, much of the unrest in Hong Kong can be attributed to a handful of American non-governmental organizations. This is an absurd assertion, but it is absurd in an instructive way.

Last week the ministry announced sanctions against Freedom House, Human Rights Watch, the National Endowment for Democracy, the National Democratic Institute and the International Republican Institute. Spokesperson Hua Chunying explained that these organizations "have supported anti-China plotters" and "separatist activities" in Hong Kong, "aiding and abetting them in extreme violent criminal acts."

None of this is true, of course. Most of these organizations don't even have offices in Hong Kong, and none of them promotes separatism or violence.

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