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Hong Kong's Carrie Lam to meet Chinese leader Xi Jinping in Beijing on Dec. 16: Report Updated: 2019-12-04 07:04:50 KST

Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam will meet Chinese President Xi Jinping later this month as tensions simmer amid the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong.
For more on this and other news around the world, let's turn to our Yoon Jung-min.
Jung-min, some interesting developments over the past 24 hours

Mark, while protestors in Hong Kong show little sign of backing down, Hong Kong's chief executive Carrie Lam will reportedly visit Beijing on December 16th to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
This is according to a report by Hong Kong-based broadcaster Cable TV.
The two leaders are expected to discuss the current situation in Hong Kong, such as the recent election results and updates on the protests.
The visit will come amid escalating tensions between the U.S. and China over Hong Kong.
Following Washington's signing of a bill supporting pro-democracy protestors in Hong Kong, Beijing is responding, banning U.S. military vessels and aircraft entering Hong Kong and slapping sanctions on U.S. NGOs.
Take a listen to what Carrie Lam had to say on Tuesday.

"The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government strongly opposes the U.S. passage and signing into law of the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act. It is amply unnecessary and completely unfounded. Human rights and freedoms in Hong Kong are always protected by the Basic Law."

On a related note, China's state-run Global Times is reporting that some U.S. diplomats in Hong Kong and Macao could be expelled if they are found to have connections with the U.S. NGOs targeted by Beijing, including the National Endowment Democracy and Human Rights Watch.
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