Hong Kong protesters calling for massive ATM withdrawals

Hong Kong protesters calling for massive ATM withdrawals


CONNELL: GUYS, VERONICA, CAROL, THANKS A LOT. MELISSA: STEPPING UP THE PRESSURE, PROTESTS IN HONG KONG TALKING ABOUT MASSIVE ATM WITHDRAWALS TO SEND A MESSAGE. SUSAN LI, MASSIVE BANK WITHDRAWALS, SUSAN?>>YOU DO HAVE A CAP AT THE ATM. 20,000 HONG KONG DOLLARS. SO YOU CAN ONLY TAKE OUT 2500 U.S. DOLLARS EACH TIME. SO FAR 400 PROTESTERS TAKING PICTURES OF THEM ACTUALLY WITHDRAWING THEIR MONEY. THE PROTESTERS SAY 9 MILLION HAS BEEN WITHDRAWN. NOT A LOT OF MONEY WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT THE ENTIRE ECONOMY OF HONG KONG. DON’T FORGET THAT PROTESTERS EXAGGERATE NUMBERS AS WELL. I WOULDN’T SAY THIS IS CATCHING ON IN THE CITY OF HONG KONG. WE SAW THOUSANDS MORALLYING IN THE HEART, THE FINANCIAL HEART OF THE CITY OF HONG KONG. IT WAS IN THIS PARK OUTSIDE OF THOSE ICONIC SKYSCRAPERS THAT DOT THE HONG KONG SKYLINE. NOW THIS HEADING INTO AN 11th WEEK OF PROTESTS. THIS WEEKEND WILL BE A BIG ONE SINCE THEY ARE CALLING FOR RATHER MASS RALLY, PRO-DEMOCRACY MARCH ON SUNDAY THAT SHOULD ATTRACT HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS. THE LAST TIME THEY DID THIS TYPE OF MARCH WE HAD ONE TO TWO MILLION OF HONG KONG’S 7 MILLION RESIDENTS TAKING TO THE STREETS SO THAT IS SOMETHING TO WATCH. I SPOKE TO ONE OF THE STUDENT LEADERS TODAY, I ASKED THEM, THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY IS ASKING THEM THEY WANT TO KNOW WHY YOU’RE DOING THIS. TAKE A LISTEN.>>WE DO NOT BELIEVE IN THE COMMUNIST PARTY, THE COMMUNIST PARTY IS EVIL. WE WON’T GO DELIBERATIONS WITH THIS COMMUNIST PARTY. WE DON’T HAVE FAITH WITH THEM. REPORTER: THERE ARE CONCERNS WHETHER OR NOT BEIJING MIGHT MILITARILY INTERVENE. PRESIDENT TRUMP SAID HOPES BEIJING TREATS HONG KONG PROTESTERS HUMANELY. I ASKED ONE OF THEM, WHAT DO YOU WANT THE PRESIDENT TO DO?>>WHAT I AM HEAR TO SAY, ASK DONALD TRUMP BE TOUGH WITH CHINA. BEING TOUGH IS THE ONLY LANGUAGE THAT TOTALITARIAN GOVERNMENT UNDERSTANDS. REPORTER: WE HAVE THE LATE, BRAND NEW VIDEO OF THE CHINESE MILITARY BUILD-UP ACROSS THE ALONG THE HONG KONG BORDER WITH CHINA. WE DO SEE AMASSING OF TROOPS AND TANKS, ARMORED PERSONNEL CARRIERS AS WELL. CHINA OF COURSE SAYS THESE ARE JUST EXERCISES. THIS IS IN PREPARATION FOR THE 70th ANNIVERSARY OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY’S FOUNDING. A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE MORE CONCERNED. I WOULDN’T SAY THE CHANCES ARE HIGH ACCORDING TO THE EXPERTS I SPEAK TO HERE IN HONG KONG BUT IS MORE, SHALL WE SAY HEIGHTENED CONCERN THAT CHINA MAY INTERVENE MILITARILY BUT A REMOTE CHANCE OF THAT, GUYS. MELISSA: SUSAN THANK YOU. CONNELL: WE’LL TALK MORE ABOUT THIS. JAKE PARKER, U.S.-CHINA BUSINESS COUNCIL SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT. GOOD TO SEE YOU. YOU HEARD WHAT SUSAN IS REPORTING THERE. YOUR CONTACTS ARE CERTAINLY IN THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY. WHAT IS THE BIG CONCERN FROM PEOPLE YOU’RE TALKING TO AS WE HEAD WHAT WE EXPECT TO BE A TENSE WEEKEND?>>HUMAN RIGHTS AND FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS ARE CORE VALUES OF BUSINESS, OUR BUSINESS EMPLOYEES AS WELL AS CONSUMERS. WITH ANY GROUP, WITH SIGNIFICANT OPERATIONS IN THE ASIA-PACIFIC REGION OUR MEMBER COMPANIES ARE WATCHING CLOSELY ACTIONS HAPPENING IN TAIWAN. THE ULTIMATE FOCUS FOR THEM THIS GETS RESOLVED PEACEFULLY. CONNELL: THEY’RE WATCHING CLOSELY HONG KONG AND ARE THEY MAKING ANY ADJUSTMENTS, ANY CHANGES TO THEIR PLANS RIGHT NOW OR IS IT JUST A WATCH, WAIT AND SEE FROM WHAT YOU’RE HEARING?>>CURRENTLY AT THE MOMENT, COMPANIES LOOK AT RISK MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES. OBVIOUSLY THE SHUT-DOWN OF THE HONG KONG AIRPORT CREATED DIFFICULTIES FOR INDUSTRY. HONG KONG HAPPENS TO BE A REGIONAL HEADQUARTERS FOR NUMBER OF COMPANIES THAT OPERATE IN THE ASIA-PACIFIC REGION. THEY’RE CAREFULLY EVALUATING THEIR SITUATION. THEY WANT THIS RESOLVED PEACEFULLY. CONNELL: THAT MOVE TO THE AIRPORT, IT WAS QUESTIONED STRATEGY WHETHER IT WAS BENEFICIAL TO THE PROTESTERS CAUSE OR DAMAGED IT BECAUSE WHAT JAKE BRINGS UP, INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY HAS TO DEAL WITH DISRUPTIONS. OVER THE WEEKEND FROM WHAT YOU SAID, THEY WON’T BE THERE, RIGHT? THEY WILL BE IN OTHER PARTS OF CITY? SUSAN: THAT’S RIGHT. ON SATURDAY EVENING THEY WILL BE IN KOWLOON JUST ACROSS THE HARBOR HERE IN HONG KONG. ON SUNDAY IS BEING CALLED, DUBBED 8.18, AUGUST 18th, A MASS RALLY EXPECTED IN THE FINANCIAL HEART OF HONG KONG WHICH IS WHERE WE ARE. THEY WILL BE WALKING THIS LONG ARTERY FROM CAUSEWAY BAY ALL THE WAY TO CENTRAL WHERE THOSE FAMOUS SKYSCRAPERS ARE. THEY ARE EXPECTING A LOT OF PEOPLE TO COME OUT TO SUPPORT WITH A LOT OF PROMOTION AND SOCIAL MEDIA DOING CALLING BASICALLY PEOPLE TO THE STREETS. LAST TIME THEY DID THIS, I MENTIONED ONE TO TWO MILLION CAME OUT. THEY’RE EXPECTING HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS. THAT IS A PRETTY BIG NUMBER. MAYBE THE DISRUPTION TO THE ECONOMY HAS TURNED GENERAL PUBLIC SENTIMENT. WE’LL SEE HOW SUPPORTIVE THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS TO THE HONG KONG PROTESTERS. CONNELL: THAT IS THE THING EVEN, JAKE, WITH THE STIMULUS PACKAGE, SUSAN BROUGHT THIS UP, MAYBE THEY WERE TRYING TO BUY OFF THE GENERAL POPULATION, THE GOVERNMENT, HERE ARE TAX REBATES AND SOME SUBSIDIES. YOU HAVE ALREADY THE DISRUPTION AT THE AIRPORT. IS THE THINKING FROM WHERE YOU SIT THEY CAN CONTINUE TO HAVE PUBLIC SUPPORT FOR THEIR CAUSE? THAT WOULD BE IMPORTANT IF THIS IS GOING TO DRAG ON FOR A WHILE?>>WE DON’T DEAL WITH THE PUBLIC IN HONG KONG AS MUCH BUT I CAN TELL YOU FROM THE BUSINESS PERSPECTIVE THEY’RE INTERESTED IN STABILITY. THEY LIKE STABILITY. THEY HATE UNCERTAINTY. AT THE MOMENT IN HONK COPPING, WHAT THEY’RE LOOKING FOR KEEP A PROFILE LOW, WATCH HOW THINGS UNFOLD AND KEEP EVERYTHING RESOLVED PEACEFULLY AND MOVE FORWARD THAT ALLOWS BUSINESS TO CONTINUE. CONNELL: YOU MENTIONED JAKE, HONG KONG BEING CENTER OF ACTIVITY IN THE REGION, A HEADQUARTERS FOR MANY COMPANIES WHAT IS THE IMPORTANCE — IT IS SEMIAUTONOMOUS REGION AS WE TALKED ABOUT OVER AND OVER AGAIN. GIVEN WHAT WE’RE GOING THROUGH WITH CHINA ON THE TRADE SIDE, WHAT IS THE REAL IMPORTANCE FOR COMPANIES IF THEY CAN’T OPERATE AS FREELY IN HONG KONG, WHAT DO THEY DO?>>IT IS IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER THAT THE HONG KONG-UNITED STATES POLICY ACT MUCH 1992 DOES GIVE HONG KONG SPECIAL STATUS FOR TRADE AND PERSPECTIVE ITS CITIZENS TRAVELING TO THE UNITED STATES. U.S. COMPANIES DO BUSINESS THERE BECAUSE OF ITS OPEN MARKET ECONOMY, BECAUSE OF ITS GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION AND FRANKLY PROXIMITY TO CHINA. CONNELL: RIGHT.>>WE HOPE THAT WILL CONTINUE GOING FORWARD BECAUSE ANY CHANGE IN THAT STATUS QUO WILL HAVE DETRIMENTAL AND DELETERIOUS IMPACT ON U.S. BUSINESS OPERATING IN THE ASIA. CONNELL: FINAL WORD TO YOU, SUSAN, TOMORROW IS A BIG DAY, SATURDAY, SATURDAY’S BIG DAY BUT SUNDAY IS THE REAL BIG ONE, RIGHT? SUSAN: SUNDAY IS THE REAL BIG ONE. I WOULD BE INTERESTED TO SEE HOW MANY TURNOUT. THAT IS A GREAT GAUGE HOW MUCH PUBLIC SUPPORT THEY HAVE. PUBLIC SUPPORT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO THE PROTESTERS. WE’RE STRETCHING INTO AN 11th WEEK OF PROTEST. THAT IS MORE THAN WHAT THEY SAW BACK IN 2014 WITH THE UMBRELLA MOVEMENT, WHEN THEY PRETTY MUCH SHUT DOWN ONE OF THE MAIN ROADS HERE IN HONG KONG. THEY CELEBRATED THAT TONIGHT. THEY SAID 68 DAYS. THAT IS A LONG ON GOING PROTEST HERE. THEY NEED THAT PUBLIC SUPPORT TO

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  • October 1st is China's July 4th. So if they want to show that they, the communist party, the only legally allowed political party, is in control of the whole nation, during the 70th anniversary of the creation of their country….. Do you think they will want to have protests in their borders? Maybe, we'll just have to see.

  • Fox has been bought by leftist Disney, it’s time to boycott fox let’s face it they are part of the illusion and the same divide and conquer, you will see them pushing for tulsi gabard who is the Trojan horse

  • Karma. When my family left Vietnam, they faced more hatred in places like Hong Kong. Called condescending terms, and brushed aside when they needed help because of a country that took everything from them (the same system basically). Karma.

  • Yes, take all your money out of the communist bank before they close your account. Block or burn any business from china, russia, north korean, germany, france. Burn and blow up the main road connect china and HongKong.

  • Robert Matlock Jr says:

    Why do you think the Chinese government doesn't care about 25% tariffs what do you think he's going to use Hong Kong as a bargaining chip to get them to lower it or something raise it this is beyond what even Donald Trump can he can ask about it but that's about it that's as far as you go you can ask the Chinese government hey aren't you at elf on calling for a little bit you know what they're going to say you might as well just raise our tariffs to 50% we don't care Hong Kong exchange Hong Kong is in Chinese government hands that's what they're going to say

  • Robert Matlock Jr says:

    I mean the hardest thing he could do but would not do is wage war against China because of Hong Kong they don't care about the 25% tariff they wouldn't care if it's 35% Hong Kong they see it as the Chinese government owns it it was given back to me after 99 year lease and there was to be license in part of it that they aren't running justifiably but there are governments you're screwed over their population of her even a gold mine that loan the Hong Kong trade business screwed their people

  • QRS11 CLIPPER CHIP JOE says:

    I HOPE THAT THE INTERVIEWEES IN HONG KONG , DON'T HAVE THAT FACIAL RECOGNITION SOFTWARE ON THEIR CELL PHONES , THAT JOHN KERRY , AND HUNTER BIDEN , HAVE BEEN SECRETLY PROVIDING TO THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT TO SPY ON THE ON THE UIGHURS. THEN WE HAVE GOOGLE'S " OFFICIAL" CONTAMINATED PARODY ; "DRAGON FLY" SPY SOFTWARE, ANOTHER PRESENT FROM AMERICAN LIBERALS , AND LEFT LEANING TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES

  • DO NOT BELIEVE CHINA, BECAUSE THEY ARE COMMUNIST COUNTRIES, VERY SOON PEOPLE'S GOING, TO DISAPPEARING LITTLE BY LITTLE. DO NOT TRUST CHINA, THEY ARE LIARS TRAITOR!

  • No battle can be won without sweat and blood. Don't be like Vietnam. Make sure you know who it your enemy. It could be Your friend, your uncle, the men down the street, your teacher, so on ……… Knowing who your enemy is half a battle. Do you know who won the battle? JESUS and MARY. you can't win the battle without them. ❤ and ???? go to HK.

  • China want to prove they are powerful, displaying armour cars to threat hongkong people, SHAME ON CHINA! SUCH A PATHETIC ACTION! SHAME SHAME! SHAME!

  • We may, via the UK, discuss leasing HK to the original year agreed.
    Important to recognise original ownership was the UK, whatever the discussion is, must be channelled correctly through the UK, and not the USA. Although there are USA businesses interested in this linkage, particularly businesses that own Fake Media networks, deserve a reserved posture because of blatent lies. The rubber is meeting the road, and may the Fake Media report their own demise.

  • How many times have the little kid practised before reading out the script held by the cameraman's assistant? Poor show, must be hard to find anyone out of the jobless uneducated thugs who can actually read. These thugs can't even write in their mother language right.

  • You are more of a good citizen than the far left. Keep up your fight. It is well worth it. Freedom is everything. God bless Hong Hong and their people who only want freedom. China back off.

  • China ?? are complete scum

    Free Hong Kong ??, free Tibet and stop supporting Pakistan ?? terrorists regarding Kashmir as that has nothing to do with you

  • Just avoid meeting with Carrie Lam face to face, It is a TRAP, she will arrest any of the Lenders as they can catch, Stay away, meet online instead.

  • I am normal chinese people and i know exactly what freedom, democracy, good life happiness looks like, dont need western people, who has no idea about our culture and our life to tell us what is right and wrong!!! I am so angry about it, the western should not turn white to black aand black to white!!

  • I am normal chinese people and i know exactly what freedom, democracy, good life happiness looks like, dont need western people, who has no idea about our culture and our life to tell us what is right and wrong!!! I am so angry about it, the western should not turn white to black aand black to white!!

  • News is too bias. Fox is all right and cnn is all left. To find the truth just go back and read the history then you will know.

  • F'in Chinese communist party. LEAVE PEOPLE ALONE. FREEDOM FOR EAST TURKISTAN !! LONG LIVE FREEDOM CHINESE PEOPLE, END THE TYRANNY OF COMMUNIST PARTY NOW !! Chinese communist party in bed with Zionists and globalists who want to enslave world population. REVOLUTION NOW, ENTIRE WORLD.

  • Ask donal trump to be tough with china???? Is hk for Americans??? U don't know what evil Americans are doing with you kid… Learn some some politics before u comment

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