Blinken Deletes Tweet Saying U.S. Will ‘Stand With Hong Kong.’ Dept. Spokesperson Issues It Instead.
On Thursday, Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s Twitter feed stated that the Biden administration was willing to “stand with the people of Hong Kong,” but that didn’t last long; he deleted the tweet and substituted another.
Blinken initially tweeted, “Beijing should let the voices of all Hong Kongers be heard. The PRC’s disqualification of district councilors only weakens Hong Kong’s long-term political & social stability. We stand with the people of Hong Kong and continue to support their human rights and fundamental freedoms.”