PressTV: US steps up interference in China amid Hong Kong pro-democracy protests

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White House spokesman Josh EarnestWhite House spokesman Josh Earnest

The United States has stepped up its interference in China’s internal affairs, saying Washington “supports the aspirations of the Hong Kong people” amid continuing pro-democracy protests in the Chinese territory.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest said on Monday Washington backs “universal suffrage in Hong Kong in accordance with the Basic Law and we support the aspirations of the Hong Kong people.”

Earnest said the legitimacy of Hong Kong’s chief executive will be greatly enhanced if he is elected by universal suffrage according to the Basic Law.

“We have consistently made our position known to Beijing, and will continue to do so,” he said. China has warned against foreign meddling in the demonstrations.

His comments came as thousands of protesters rallied for…

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