US presidential candidate Bernie Sanders voiced his support for Hong Kong protesters in a statement posted on August 19 to his Twitter account.
The Permanent Representative of the PRC to the European Union made a statement on August 18 saying that Hong Kong is part of China; therefore, the PRC government demands that the European Union not interfere with processes inside Hong Kong.
Two senior Pentagon officers expressed their concerns in a written address to the US Congress over the fact that Russia and China are actively increasing their influence in African countries, the newspaper Intercept reports on August 13.
China currently faces a dilemma in connection with the situation in Hong Kong: to defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity, which essentially means to repeat the events on Tiananmen Square in 1989, or to launch the process of the country’s erosion and dissolution. Doctor of political science Vladimir Pavlenko drew such a conclusion in his article “In Hong Kong, Beijing decides between the consolidation of society and decay” for REGNUM News Agency published on August 14.