AND AWAY ♪>>AND NOW YOU KNOW.>>AND NOW YOU KNOW.>>>WE’RE CONTINUING TO FOLLOW>>>WE’RE CONTINUING TO FOLLOW THE LATEST FROM HONG KONG. THE LATEST FROM HONG KONG. FLIGHTS ARE SUSPENDED FOR SECOND FLIGHTS ARE SUSPENDED FOR SECOND STRAIGHT DAY AFTER POLICE AND STRAIGHT DAY AFTER POLICE AND PROTESTERS CLASHED IN HONG PROTESTERS CLASHED IN HONG KONG’S INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AND KONG’S INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AND THERE ARE EVEN MORE PROTESTS THERE ARE EVEN MORE PROTESTS BEYOND THE AIRPORT GROUNDS. BEYOND THE AIRPORT GROUNDS. MEDICAL STAFF AT OVER A DOZEN MEDICAL STAFF AT OVER A DOZEN PUBLIC HOSPITALS STAGED A SIT-IN PUBLIC HOSPITALS STAGED A SIT-IN AGAINST POLICE BRUTALITY AND AGAINST POLICE BRUTALITY AND DESPITE GROWING CALLS FOR CHIEF DESPITE GROWING CALLS FOR CHIEF EXECUTIVE CARRIE LAMB TO RESIGN, EXECUTIVE CARRIE LAMB TO RESIGN, THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT IS NOT THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT IS NOT CAVING IN, SAYING IN A STATEMENT CAVING IN, SAYING IN A STATEMENT THEY FIRMLY SUPPORT HER, HER THEY FIRMLY SUPPORT HER, HER GOVERNMENT, AND THE POLICE GOVERNMENT, AND THE POLICE FORCE. FORCE.>>>AUTHOR OF THE COMING>>>AUTHOR OF THE COMING COLLAPSE OF CHINA AND “DAILY COLLAPSE OF CHINA AND “DAILY BEAST” COLUMNIST GORDON CHEN BEAST” COLUMNIST GORDON CHEN JOINS US NOW TO DISCUSS THE JOINS US NOW TO DISCUSS THE LATEST AND GORDON, WE KNOW WHERE LATEST AND GORDON, WE KNOW WHERE THIS INITIALLY STARTED, THE THIS INITIALLY STARTED, THE PROTESTERS WERE UPSET ABOUT AN PROTESTERS WERE UPSET ABOUT AN EXTRADITION BILL. EXTRADITION BILL. CAN YOU TALK ABOUT HOW THIS CAN YOU TALK ABOUT HOW THIS MOVEMENT WAS BORN AND HOW IT HAS MOVEMENT WAS BORN AND HOW IT HAS CHANGED TO THIS POINT. CHANGED TO THIS POINT.>>YEAH, THE MOVEMENT WAS BORN>>YEAH, THE MOVEMENT WAS BORN IN APRIL WHEN THEY HAD THE FIRST IN APRIL WHEN THEY HAD THE FIRST PROTESTS. PROTESTS. ACTUALLY, ORGANIZERS WERE SO ACTUALLY, ORGANIZERS WERE SO PESSIMISTIC, THEY DIDN’T EVEN PESSIMISTIC, THEY DIDN’T EVEN THINK THAT THEY WOULD ACTUALLY THINK THAT THEY WOULD ACTUALLY SCHEDULE A MARCH, BUT THEY DID, SCHEDULE A MARCH, BUT THEY DID, THEY GOT 130,000 PEOPLE IN APRIL THEY GOT 130,000 PEOPLE IN APRIL AND SO THEY DECIDED TO TRY ONE AND SO THEY DECIDED TO TRY ONE IN JUNE. IN JUNE. JUNE 9th, YOU HAD 1 MILLION JUNE 9th, YOU HAD 1 MILLION PEOPLE ON THE STREETS. PEOPLE ON THE STREETS. A WEEK AFTER THAT, 2 MILLION A WEEK AFTER THAT, 2 MILLION PEOPLE. PEOPLE. CARRIE LAMB, THOUGH, HAS BEEN CARRIE LAMB, THOUGH, HAS BEEN INTRANSIGENT. INTRANSIGENT. SHE’S BEEN WILLING TO SUSPEND SHE’S BEEN WILLING TO SUSPEND CONSIDERATION OF THE BILL BUT CONSIDERATION OF THE BILL BUT NOT WITHDRAW IT. NOT WITHDRAW IT. THAT UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE FOR THE THAT UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE FOR THE ELECTION OF THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE, ELECTION OF THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE, THE TOP POLITICAL OFFICER IN THE TOP POLITICAL OFFICER IN HONG KONG AND SOME, A MINORITY, HONG KONG AND SOME, A MINORITY, BUT SOME ARE EVEN TALKING ABOUT BUT SOME ARE EVEN TALKING ABOUT FREEDOM FROM INDEPENDENCE FROM FREEDOM FROM INDEPENDENCE FROM CHINA, SO THIS IS AN ESCALATING CHINA, SO THIS IS AN ESCALATING SITUATION AND BEIJING HAS BEEN SITUATION AND BEIJING HAS BEEN SHOWING REALLY VERY LITTLE SHOWING REALLY VERY LITTLE MOVEMENT ON ITS PART. MOVEMENT ON ITS PART.>>I MEAN, GORDON, THIS IS A>>I MEAN, GORDON, THIS IS A HUGE ISSUE, NOT JUST FOR CHINA HUGE ISSUE, NOT JUST FOR CHINA AND HONG KONG BUT AROUND THE AND HONG KONG BUT AROUND THE WORLD. WORLD. SENATOR MITT ROMNEY TWEETING SENATOR MITT ROMNEY TWEETING THAT THE PROTESTS ARE FURTHER THAT THE PROTESTS ARE FURTHER EXPOSING CHINA’S RELENTLESS EXPOSING CHINA’S RELENTLESS CAMPAIGN OF REPRESSION, CAMPAIGN OF REPRESSION, CENSORSHIP AND IMPRISONMENT OF CENSORSHIP AND IMPRISONMENT OF MILLIONS. MILLIONS. HOW DO YOU REACT TO THAT? HOW DO YOU REACT TO THAT?>>WELL, PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS>>WELL, PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS BEEN PROGRESSIVELY BETTER IN HIS BEEN PROGRESSIVELY BETTER IN HIS COMMENTS BUT HE’S STILL A LONG, COMMENTS BUT HE’S STILL A LONG, LONG WAY FROM WHERE HE SHOULD BE LONG WAY FROM WHERE HE SHOULD BE AS THE LEADER OF THE FREE WORLD. AS THE LEADER OF THE FREE WORLD. I THINK THAT HE’S GETTING ADVICE I THINK THAT HE’S GETTING ADVICE FROM PEOPLE. FROM PEOPLE. XI JINPING. XI JINPING. BUT THE PROBLEM IS THAT THERE’S BUT THE PROBLEM IS THAT THERE’S NOTHING THAT TRUMP CAN SAY WHICH NOTHING THAT TRUMP CAN SAY WHICH WOULD MOLLIFY — SO AT THIS WOULD MOLLIFY — SO AT THIS POINT — SO AT THIS PARTICULAR POINT — SO AT THIS PARTICULAR TIME, I THINK THE UNITED STATES TIME, I THINK THE UNITED STATES SHOULD BE RESOLUTE. SHOULD BE RESOLUTE. YOU GOT A LOT OF PROTESTERS WHO YOU GOT A LOT OF PROTESTERS WHO ARE WAVING AMERICAN FLAGS, ARE WAVING AMERICAN FLAGS, SINGING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM, OUR SINGING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM, OUR NATIONAL ANTHEM, AND WE’VE GOT NATIONAL ANTHEM, AND WE’VE GOT TO UNDERSTAND THAT WE HAVE THE TO UNDERSTAND THAT WE HAVE THE POWER TO MOVE THIS IN A MUCH POWER TO MOVE THIS IN A MUCH BETTER DIRECTION. BETTER DIRECTION. WE NEED TO HAVE STERN WORDS WITH WE NEED TO HAVE STERN WORDS WITH XI JINPING, THE CHINESE RULER. XI JINPING, THE CHINESE RULER.>>ALL RIGHT, GORDON CHEN, THANK>>ALL RIGHT, GORDON CHEN, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING US ON