World News: 10:38 GMT Friday 2nd August 2019. [Yahoo Celebrity Feed via SPi World News]
The U.S. and other Western nations are 'fanning the flames' of street protests in Hong Kong that aim to undermine the semi-autonomous region's prosperity, stability and security, China's top diplomat told state media Friday. State Councilor Yang Jiechi's accusations came as police reported the arrests of eight protesters on suspicion of possessing offensive weapons and other charges. Yang claimed the Western governments were arranging meetings between top officials and protest leaders and encouraging them in actions.
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