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Canada's Trudeau extremely concerned about Hong Kong, urges China to be careful

Canada's Trudeau extremely concerned about Hong Kong, urges China to be careful

The airport, one of the world's busiest, blamed demonstrators for halting flights on Monday.

Lau had overseen the government's crackdown on protesters during the 2014 pro-democracy Occupy movement.

"One must take resolute action toward this violent criminality, showing no leniency or mercy", said the statement, attributed to spokesman Yang Guang (楊光).

Airport staff advised passengers to leave the airport for their own safety, but traffic outside was at a near standstill, and public transportation was clogged.

The rallies swelled in size as a video of a female demonstrator, who was shot in the eye by police, went viral and enraged protesters.

Hong Kong's airport reopened on Tuesday with some flight resumptions but hundreds of others were still canceled, with airlines such as Vietnam Airlines HVN.HM, Jetstar Pacific and Malaysian Airlines advising travelers of rescheduling. The bill was declared "dead' as of last month by Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam but she didn't withdraw it, and protests have continued".

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam speaks during a news conference on August 5 about protests against her extradition bill, for which she has apologized but not completely withdrawn.

Protests in the Asian financial hub show no sign of abating.

A train station in Kwai Fong filled with smoke after about a dozen police officers fired tear gas inside.

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The Airport Authority Hong Kong said it has launched an emergency management center in the airport and is keeping close contact with airliners to try to resume operation as soon as possible.

"You can sense the change in their tactics from the authorities, they've become more brutal after Mr Trump clearly says that's an issue between Hong Kong and China, he's not going to interfere, which is a very bad signal", he said.

Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong's flagship airline, on Tuesday morning listed more than 200 flight cancellations and urged customers to postpone non-essential travel from Hong Kong.

Mass protests at Hong Kong's global airport have forced flight cancellations to and from Australia.

Most of the protesters had left the airport shortly after midnight, with about 50 still there on Tuesday morning. Hong Kong's airport is the eighth busiest by passenger traffic, handling 73 million passengers a year.

He said the protesters' "violent crimes" must be dealt with "resolutely" and "without mercy".

In 1997, Hong Kong was returned to China, under the assumption that there would be a "one country, two systems" operation in place - meaning there would be one country, China, but two distinct Chinese regions: China and Hong Kong.

They said they were still gathering evidence about whether a young female protester who was pictured with a bleeding eye was hit by police.

The protests began in opposition to a bill that would have allowed extraditions to the mainland, but quickly evolved into a broader bid to reverse a slide of rights and freedoms in the southern Chinese city. "I hope the government will hear us".


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