Hong Kong: The Forefront Of The US-China Trade War

Hong Kong protesters flood the streets asking for US support on Aug 8. (Photo: Studio Incendo, Creative Commons 4.0)

Hong Kong’s summer of discontent has already lasted for sixteen consecutive weeks. Protests were triggered in early June by a widely repudiated Extradition Bill, which would have allowed criminal suspects in Hong Kong to be tried in China. What began in peaceful demonstrations have escalated into violence and urban guerrillas over the past months.