British Foreign and Colonial Office, State Department Champion Hong Kong ‘Color Revolution’
Aug. 9, 2019 (EIRNS)—With violent demonstrations continuing in Hong Kong, the new British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab called Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Aug. 9 to press for “meaningful political dialogue” and a “fully independent investigation” into the causes of the violence, according to British new agency Reuters. A Foreign Office statement said that Raab “condemned violent acts by all sides but emphasized the right to peaceful protest, noting that hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong people had chosen this route to express their views.”
To which China’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying responded, in a statement “the U.K. has no sovereignty, jurisdiction or right of supervision over Hong Kong.... It is simply wrong for the British government to directly call Hong Kong’s Chief Executive to exert pressure. The Chinese side seriously urges the U.K. to stop its interference in China’s internal affairs and stop making random and inflammatory accusations on Hong Kong.”
The U.S. State Department is also up to its ears in what is increasingly recognized as a “color revolution” operation. Ta Kung Pao newspaper in Hong Kong on Aug. 8 published a photo of Julie Eadeh, the head of the political office at the U.S. Consulate in Hong Kong, meeting in a hotel lobby with leaders of the demonstrations, including Joshua Wong, one of the leaders of the 2014 mass occupation of Hong Kong (when he was 16 years old). Wong was convicted and served short sentences for two different crimes during the 2014 action. Eadeh served initially in 2002 as a Presidential Management Fellow in the State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor. She later served as a political officer in the U.S. Embassy in Saudi Arabia, monitoring human rights and the first attempt at elections in Saudi Arabia.
According to Ta Kung Pao, one of the persons in the meeting with Eadeh, who was interrogated by the police, said that one topic they discussed with Eadeh and other officials included whether U.S. sanctions might be imposed under the “Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act,” now working its way through the U.S. Congress, and an appeal from the demonstrators for the United States not to sell equipment to the Hong Kong police which could be used in riot control. Hong Kong is one of the few police forces in the world that does not use lethal force.