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US State Department blasts China as a 'thuggish regime' amid dispute over Hong Kong

China was branded a “thuggish regime” by the US State Department after disclosing particulars of a US diplomat who met with pro-democracy activists. 

A spokeswoman for the State Department blasted the nation after it shared the private particulars and a {photograph} of the diplomat for assembly with leaders from a Hong Kong motion. 

Morgan Ortagus informed a information briefing: “I do not assume that leaking an American diplomat’s non-public info, photos, names of their youngsters, I do not assume that’s a formal protest, that’s what a thuggish regime would do.

“That isn’t how a accountable nation would behave.”

This comes after China informed the US to “stop interfering” in Hong Kong’s affairs, after expressing disdain at a consulate reportedly assembly with a native independence group. 

China’s international ministry urged the US to not meet with “anti-China” rioters and to “immediately” cease “interfering” with affairs in Hong Kong, in response to reviews. 

This comes amid mass protests in Hong Kong, which started as demonstrations in opposition to a invoice that might have allowed folks there to be extradited to mainland China for trial. 

However, this has advanced into a broader backlash in opposition to the town’s authorities, with demonstrations on an virtually every day foundation.

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