November 18, 2019 / 8:05 AM / a month ago

No one should underestimate China's will to safeguard sovereignty - foreign ministry spokesman

An anti-government protester is silhoutted at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) during a fire in Hong Kong, China, November 18, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

BEIJING (Reuters) - No one should underestimate China’s will to safeguard its sovereignty and Hong Kong’s stability, foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told a daily news briefing on Monday.

The Asian financial hub is witnessing a violent standoff between police and protesters barricaded in at one of its universities.

Reporting by Catherine Cadell; Editing by Clarence Fernandez

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