Hong Kong pro-democracy leader hospitalized after hammer attack…

Jimmy Sham lies on the ground with a bleeding head and injury to the joints in his hands and feet, in Hong Kong.

he leader of one of Hong Kong’s largest pro-democracy groups has been taken to hospital after being attacked by a group of hammer-wielding assailants.

Key points:

  • Jimmy Sham is attacked while on his way to an evening meeting
  • He is left with bloody head injuries but remains conscious
  • It is the second attack on Mr Sham since the protest movement began

Pictures on social media showed Jimmy Sham of the Civil Human Rights Front lying in the street beside a car, covered in blood.

Mr Sham, one of the public faces of the protest movement, was on his way to an evening meeting in Kowloon when the four or five attackers pounced.

WARNING: This story contains a graphic image

He was left with bloody head injuries but remained conscious, the Civil Human Rights Front said on its Facebook page.

Full Story: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-10-17/hong-kong-pro-democracy-leader-hospitalised-after-hammer-attack/11610386

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That and more on this week’s China news headlines!



China’s army just releases video showing soldiers practicing shooting protesters…

The top Chinese military official in Hong Kong has called the violent protests of recent weeks “absolutely intolerable,” in a threatening speech that coincides with the release of an extraordinary video showing Chinese soldiers practicing firing on demonstrators.

Together, the speech and the video served as a thinly veiled warning to the protesters in Hong Kong that China’s patience is growing thin and that it is becoming increasingly willing to use force to quell the demonstrations in the semiautonomous territory.

“We resolutely support the action to maintain Hong Kong’s rule of law by the people who love the nation and the city, and we are determined to protect national sovereignty, security, stability and the prosperity of Hong Kong,” said Maj. Gen. Chen Daoxiang, commander of the People’s Liberation Army garrison in Hong Kong.

Full Story Here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/chinas-army-just-released-a-video-showing-soldiers-practicing-shooting-protesters