Hong Kong protesters clash with riot police

Hong Kong protesters clash with riot police


DEVELOPMENT IN HONG KONG WHICH I MUST GET TO OUR VIEWERS. THAT IS LIVE PICTURES THERE, HONG KONG PROTESTERS BURSTING THROUGH. WHAT HAVE YOU GOT? ASHLEY: ACTUALLY ATTEMPTING TO STORM THE AIRPORT IN AN EFFORT TO GET THE PROTESTERS OUT. THERE YOU CAN SEE SOME SCUFFLES. WE UNDERSTAND A WITNESS IS TELLING REUTERS THE RIOT POLICE MANAGED TO PUSH BACK SOME PROTESTERS AT THE AIRPORT. THIS IS AN ONGOING SITUATION. AS YOU KNOW, THESE PROTESTS AT THE AIRPORT HAVE SHUT DOWN FLIGHTS FOR TWO DAYS IN A ROW, NONE COMING IN, NONE GOING OUT. WE WERE WONDERING AT WHAT POINT DO AUTHORITIES TRY TO TAKE CHARGE OF THE SITUATION. WELL, APPARENTLY IN THE LAST FEW MINUTES, THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED. RIOT POLICE GETTING INTO THE AIRPORT, TRYING TO GET PROTESTERS OUT. AS YOU CAN SEE, IT’S BEEN A DIFFICULT PROCESS. STUART: THE CONFRONTATION WAS EXPECTED. ASHLEY: YES. STUART: SHUTTING DOWN THE AIRPORT HAS SEVERE CONSEQUENCES FOR HONG KONG AND FOR CHINA AS WELL. IT WAS EXPECTED THAT AT SOME POINT, ACTION WOULD BE TAKEN TO STOP THIS STOPPAGE OF THE AIRPORT AND IT LOOKS LIKE THAT IS UNDER WAY AS WE SPEAK. ASHLEY: WE UNDERSTAND FROM HONG KONG AIRPORT THAT THE POLICE HAVE WITHDRAWN AFTER THIS FIRST ATTEMPT. STUART: REALLY? ASHLEY: YES. STUART: FASCINATING. SO IF THEY HAVE WITHDRAWN — ASHLEY: THEY AREN’T GOING AWAY BUT THE FIRST WAVE OF TRYING TO GET THESE PROTESTERS OUT. STUART: WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE SEQUENCE OF EVENTS TODAY REGARDING CHINA, AMERICA AND HONG KONG, IT IS AS FOLLOWS. ABOUT AN HOUR AND A HALF AGO, WE RECEIVED WORD THAT WE WERE GOING TO DELAY THE IMPOSITION OF TARIFFS ON A WIDE RANGE OF CHINESE PRODUCTS UNTIL DECEMBER 15th. THAT’S SOME BREATHING SPACE. THIS WAS A WIDE RANGE OF PRODUCTS FROM VIDEO GAMES, TOYS, COMPUTERS, FOOTWEAR, YOU NAME IT, A VAST SWATCH OF PRODUCTS MADE IN CHINA WOULD NOT BE SUBJECT TO TARIFFS AT LEAST UNTIL DECEMBER 15th. THAT WAS SEEN AS VERY MUCH A CALMING MOVE IN THE CHINA/U.S. TRADE TALKS AND THE RESULT WAS A VERY STRONG STOCK MARKET RALLY. NOW LITERALLY MOMENTS AGO, IN HONG KONG, THE POLICE HAVE ATTEMPTED TO GET RID OF THE DEMONSTRATORS, PUSH THEM OUT, FORCEFULLY OUT OF HONG KONG’S AIRPORT — ASHLEY: PROTESTERS THROWING OBJECTS AT THE RIOT POLICE, OR RIOT POLICE RESPONDING WITH PEPPER SPRAY. THEY APPARENTLY HAVE NOW JUST WITHDRAWN FROM THE INITIAL PART OF THE AIRPORT AND — STUART: GENE MUNSTER STILL WITH US. GENE, I WANT TO CHANGE THE SUBJECT BECAUSE I KNOW YOU KNOW SOMETHING ABOUT THIS. WHAT DO YOU THINK IS THE IMPACT OF WHAT’S GOING ON NOW IN HONG KONG AND THE CHINA TRADE TALKS?>>STUART, WHAT WE’RE SEEING IN HONG KONG IS KIND OF ONE OF THE THREE LEGS TO THIS DISPUTE MORE BROADLY. WE HAVE WHAT’S GOING ON IN CHINA AND MAINLAND CHINA MANAGING THAT SITUATION. WE HAVE THE TRADE DISPUTE AND THEN SEPARATELY, WE HAVE NATIONAL SECURITY THAT GETS PULLED INTO THE TRADE CONVERSATION AROUND HUAWEI. THESE ARE THREE DISTINCT PIECES BUT THEY ALL ARE INTERRELATED AS YOU ARE DISCUSSING. I THINK THE SIMPLE TAKE-AWAY IS THIS. WHAT WE ARE SEEING TODAY IN HONG KONG IS REPRESENTATIVE OF A VERY COMPLICATED EQUATION BETWEEN THOSE THREE VERTICALS. THIS IS GOING TO TAKE MORE TIME THAN INVESTORS I THINK WOULD LIKE FOR IT TO SORT ITSELF OUT, TO REALLY MOVE FORWARD. WE ARE SEEING SOME RELIEF IN THE MARKET TODAY BUT I JUST WANT TO REALLY ENCOURAGE INVESTORS TO HAVE CLEAR-HEADED THINKING BECAUSE WE WILL HAVE WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THIS MINUTE IN HONG KONG AIRPORT, AND THEN THAT WILL BE WHETHER SOME TALKS IN THE NEXT COUPLE WEEKS AND IF WE THINK FAST FORWARD OVER THE NEXT YEAR, WE ARE GOING TO HAVE THESE UPS AND DOWNS, AND THE SIMPLE TAKE-AWAY IS THIS, STUART, IS FOR INVESTORS TO HAVE CLEAR-HEADED THINKING AND NOT TO PARTICIPATE IN WHAT I WOULD CALL IDLE SPECULATION ABOUT WHAT THE IMPACT IS. THE IMPACT IS PRETTY STRAIGHTFORWARD. THE U.S. AND CHINA ARE BOTH LONG-TERM STRONG ECONOMIES AND I THINK THAT THEY ULTIMATELY WILL POWER THROUGH THIS WHAT I WILL CALL A YEAR OF TRADE DISPUTE. STUART: AT THIS MOMENT, THERE HAS BEEN NO SIGNIFICANT REACTION ON THE STOCK MARKET TO THIS MOVE BY THE POLICE IN HONG KONG TO GET THE PROTESTERS OUT OF THE AIRPORT. BY THE WAY, AS ASHLEY POINTS OUT, WE DO HAVE REPORTS, THERE’S THE VIDEO OF THE POLICE WITHDRAWING. PULLING OUT OF THE AIRPORT. THEY MADE AN INITIAL ATTEMPT TO CLEAR IT. THEY WERE MET WITH SOME SIGNIFICANT RESISTANCE. WE SAW SOME PROTESTERS THROWING STUFF RIGHT THERE. NOW LOOK AT THAT, THERE YOU HAVE IT, THE POLICE ARE WITHDRAWING. NOW, THEY’RE NOT GOING AWAY COMPLETELY. THEY ARE WITHDRAWING TO THE OUTSIDE OF THE BUILDING, BUT WITHDRAWING THEY ARE. NO RESPONSE ON THE MARKET. WHEN WE FIRST STARTED SHOWING THIS VIDEO, WHEN THE FIRST REPORTS CAME ACROSS OF HONG KONG, THE DOW WAS UP ABOUT 360, 370. WELL, NOW IT’S UP 350 AND THE S&P IS HOLDING UP 38 AND THE NASDAQ IS HOLDING UP 122. SO FOR ONCE, THIS KIND OF VIOLENCE IN HONG KONG, AND I WILL CALL THAT VIOLENCE, HAS NOT HAD A NEGATIVE IMPACT ON THE MARKET. IN FACT, WHAT HAS HAD A POSITIVE IMPACT VERY CLEARLY IS THE DELAY

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13 Comments

  1. Why Fox News can be so disgusting? You know you are telling lies, you know what you are doing is to mislead people, and you keep telling it. How can you live with it? Disgusting. Shame on you!

  2. Fake news, not clashes, it is violence, cut the videos to make a big news. Anyone should watch few more videos to see what really happened

  3. In fact, two mainlander were being beaten by the so-called peaceful demonstrators at the airport at this time. One of them has been in a coma for four hours, and the so called peaceful demonstrators were blocking the police to save them. Your Report completely distorts the facts. Why don't you tell people what happened in the airport? How many foreign tourists’ children are hungry in their lives, and how many passengers do not have their own human rights?

  4. No one in the world want to live with Communist. Only people are forced to live with them. No one like to choose to live with them

  5. Look at the rioters who use laser to police to intimidate them. Why having this visual with the trade war and Huawei? So irrelevant. Did they study journalism? Stupid

  6. Police enforcement teams and ambulance should withdraw from Hong Kong airport , let the rioters do what their wanted , let them destroys the airport , let them frustrated what they want , let them fight themselves , with policemen around , they have targets , those who injured , they known ambulance will help them and sent them to hospitals , alots of reporters are not report true facts what are happening in Hong Kong , Hong Kong is no more peaceful protests , is riots and chaos .

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