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US Calls China “Thuggish Regime” For Releasing Identity Of US Official Caught Meeting With HK Protesters

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Originally appeared at ZeroHedge

update: The US State Department has released a statement in response to Chinese officials and state media accusing a US diplomatic official based in Hong Kong of interfering in Chinese affairs. State media widely reported on a viral photo showing US foreign service agent Julie Eadeh – identified as the political unit chief of the US Consulate General – meeting with leading anti-Beijing activists at a Hong Kong hotel on Tuesday amid continuing unrest in the semi-autonomous city.

A State Department spokesperson on Thursday afternoon issued a statement calling China a thuggish regime” for releasing details on the US diplomat stationed in Hong Kong.

“I don’t think that leaking an American diplomat’s private information, pictures, names of their children, I don’t think that is a formal protest, that is what a thuggish regime would do,” spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus told a news briefing. “That is not how a responsible nation would behave.”

Multiple Chinese state media reporters previously referred to Eadeh as a “subversion expert” who is in contact with Hong Kong protest organizers in order to fuel chaos and unrest in the city.

China earlier in the day summoned US consulate officials over the matter, demanding answers.

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previously

After a viral photo surfaced this week revealing continuing contact between well-known Hong Kong pro-independence protest leaders and a US diplomatic officer, China has summoned US consulate officials stationed in the cityBloomberg reports.

According to a statement from Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Hong Kong, Chinese officials asked the Americans to clarify media reports that a US diplomat had contacted the local protest leaders. Bloomberg reports the clear firm message sent that “China firmly opposes any contacts with them and urges U.S. to stop sending wrong signals to violent law breakers in Hong Kong.”

US Calls China "Thuggish Regime" For Releasing Identity Of US Official Caught Meeting With HK Protesters

As well organized anti-Beijing protests have raged and continued to escalate this summer over the deeply controversial extradition bill, Beijing authorities have repeatedly blamed a US “hidden hand” for fueling the crisis.

Pro-Beijing publications reported that protest leaders and key organizers Joshua Wong and Nathan Law had met with American consular official Julie Eadeh in the late afternoon on Tuesday at the JW Marriott Hotel in the Admiralty area of Hong Kong.

The viral photograph confirms the meeting took place and is driving outrage in China. State media claimed Eadeh – identified as the political unit chief of US Consulate General – met with the activists to discuss plans regarding the controversial extradition bill.

According to the UK’s The Standard, Joshua Wong brushed off the significance of the meeting while admitting it did happen:

Wong dismissed the allegation following an inquiry by The Standard, saying: “I even went to Washington several times, so what’s so special about meeting a US Consul?”

Wong explained he did meet with the US official to discuss the extradition bill, but also in order to urge the United States to cease exports of tear gas and rubber bullets to the Hong Kong SAR government.

It wasn’t his first meeting with US officials, Wong stated further: “We also met the US Consul that visited the Legislative Council and have a meeting with pro-establishment and pan-democrat legislators,” according to his statement.

The contact between the anti-China force and a US diplomat is “solid evidence” the US is behind the riots in Hong Kong, Li Haidong, a professor with the China Foreign Affairs University’s Institute of International Relations in Beijing, told the Global Times. — China’s Global Times

Likely, Wong’s rebuttal will not appease Chinese media and authorities who point to the incident as proof of US subversive action against Beijing inside the semi-autonomous city.

Eadeh has been engaged in diplomatic missions across the globe, especially in political “hot spots” from Baghdad to Beirut to Jerusalem to Taipei and Shanghai during her lengthy career with the US State Department, according to a short biographical essay she recently penned for Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.

US Calls China "Thuggish Regime" For Releasing Identity Of US Official Caught Meeting With HK Protesters

State Dept. photograph of Julie Eadeh

Chinese state media pundits, however, have pointed to her career stationed in war zones such as Beirut during the 2006 war and in Baghdad and Mosul as suggesting she may be more than a mere “consular officer”. Covert CIA officers often pose as State Department consular staff in order to conceal their identity, while also giving them diplomatic immunity in host countries.

One columnist for the Communist Party state newspaper, China Daily, went so far as to say the US diplomatic meeting with protesters points to CIA involvement in the unrest on Hong Kong’s streets.

The newspaper’s Europe bureau chief, Chen Weihua, wrote on Twitter:

There were reports suggesting Julie Eadeh is a trained subversion expert at the US consulate in Hong Kong. Her meeting with HK protesters would be evidence of US inciting and instigating the riots in Hong Kong. Is she under the direct order of former CIA chief Mike Pompeo?

Whether this is the case or not, we can imaging how US officials would react if Chinese or Russian diplomats were photographed meeting with American anti-government protesters at a moment of serious unrest in US cities.

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  • Lena Jones

    Weird that this Julie Eadeh or Eadehi (seen and checked both spellings) does not have a wiki page or any other searchable info on her on the net that I could find – what with being an American ‘political diplomat’ in a major ‘enemy’ city and all. Huh!

    • Zionism = EVIL

      Fucking Jew!

      • Brother Ma

        Bravo. Or he is like Brennan ,a convert but dumber!

        • Zionism = EVIL

          Actually their converts are fake and just a cover to destabilize target countries. Brennan is hardly a Muslim as he ran the largest covert drone and assassination program for the CIA in poor Muslim nations like Afghanistan, Pakistan and Yemen that killed thousands of innocent civilians. All these racist redneck Americunt arseholes are murderous liars and in Jew pockets.

          • William D

            The only true Muslims are those that support Uyghur human rights! Erdogan and the Saudi’s need to serve their God and not their pocket books

          • Zionism = EVIL

            Actually, the Pakistanis as usual sold out the Uighurs. First they promoted Saudi Wahhabism in eastern Turkestan (Sinkiang) and when China gave them some money the ISI sold out the Uighurs who are very decent people and suffering a lot.

    • Selbstdenker

      Maybe the sub contractor was in delay with her fake bio?

  • goingbrokes

    Good job China intel operators. This so-called diplomat is the smoking gun, she is the Victoria Nuland of Hong Kong. But she doesn’t need to be a trained CIA agent, just being American is enough, through her Soros, and co, including CIA can make offers and organise finance etc. This is slam dunk evidence of US Deep State doing what they always have done and keep doing.

    • christianblood

      Why not kick her out of China?

    • BMWA1

      Fortune cookies?

    • William D

      China is attacking humanity by silencing Hong Kong, Hong Kong should be FREE until China is able to give all it’s people true freedom. Diversity and free speech is a big problem in China and the USA is correct to help Hong Kong.
      Xinjiang re-education camps
      South China Sea
      African predatory loans
      Muslim shopkeepers cannot use arabic script for their signs in China
      etc. etc. etc.
      etc. etc. etc.
      China is as insecure as Trump, the only difference is Amercian’s will remove Trump and we are free to talk about our problems, when will you remove your dictator respressive regime? You cannot solve your problems if you cannot talk about them

      • goingbrokes

        Lol, your fake info is so fake I must laugh.
        – education camps – “A spokesperson from the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) confirmed in a statement to the Grayzone that the allegation of Chinese “camps” was not made by the United Nations, but rather by a member of an independent committee that does not speak for the UN as a whole. That member happened to be the only American on the committee, and one with no background of scholarship or research on China.”
        – South China Sea – 800 US military bases around the world, what should we be looking at, one group of islands or 800 military bases? What are US warships doing at SC Sea, or the Persian Gulf for that matter?
        – African predatory loans – IMF loans are far more predatory, far more wide spread, and far more questionable, so what is your point exactly? Are you condemning all loans or just the Chinese ones?
        – Muslim shopkeepers cannot use arabic script for their signs in China – can you give me unbiased independent confirmation of this? You ever been to China, to the Uighur areas?
        Next time check your sources, and don’t believe in mainstream media lies.

        • Selbstdenker

          Just go to Ethiopia, and see, what Chinese loans did there in the last 10 years. how many years was Ethiopia “supported” by the world bank and IMF without seeing any development? Even on google maps you can have a look at Addis Abeba and the road works and housing projects the Chinese execute there. And look at the factories visible.

      • bla

        troll detected.

        • Gary Sellars

          correction: stupid troll detected

      • Selbstdenker

        Just go to Venice and see what happened if 2000 Chinese Tourist enter the town. They are not prepared for freedom.

    • Druid

      I wonder if is a member of the “tribe”.

  • Rob

    Well done China, be strong, like this expose the morons intervention in your country for always and protect your borders from idiots.

    • christianblood
      • Rob

        This is 100% true.

        • christianblood

          Violent and bloody America lectures the world about human rights
          yet 40 million Americans live in poverty and are on food stamps which is
          (larger than the whole population of Venezuela)! 15 million American children
          reside in xtreme poverty, 28 million Americans live without health insurance,
          with widespread urban decay, yards filled with sewage, rampant levels of crime,
          violence, suicides, has the largest prison population on earth and hundreds of
          thousands dying each year from suicides, homicides, opioid epidemic,
          mass-murder, abuse and police brutality!

          Hundreds of mass-murders every year, four in the last week alone where close to 80 innocent civilians were gunned down and knived, 36 of them dead! Violent, bloody America is more violent that Iraq, Afghanistan and Somalia combined! Even Amnesty International is warning the world against any kind of travel to the violent and bloody US territories. More of this below:

          https://www.rt.com/usa/466022-amnesty-international-crisis-gun-violence/

          Even Amnesty International is warning any kind of travel to the violent and bloody US. More below:

          https://www.rt.com/usa/466022-amnesty-international-crisis-gun-violence/

          • Rob

            This is true. America is a racist country. The American regime is the worst regime in the whole world.

          • Zionism = EVIL

            The Americunt savages have killed more civilians and innocents than the whole world combined starting from the holocaust of the native Americans and then in over 144 wars and invasions. They killed 3 million Vietnamese alone, 2 million Iraqis, Afghans and so on…..

          • christianblood

            You are right. Americunt savages invaded and bombed many, many countries and killed over 20 million since 1945 and yet they have audacity to blame a peaceful Iran that has never invaded or bombed a single country for hundreds of years! See fact sheet below:

            https://www.globalresearch.ca/us-has-killed-more-than-20-million-people-in-37-victim-nations-since-world-war-ii/5492051

    • BMWA1

      I’m still waiting for the fortune cookies!

  • Zionism = EVIL

    The dumbass ugly JEW CIA agent got caught stirring unrest in Hong Kong, she should have been executed as a spy and saboteur. China needs to show some balls like Iran and start executing these CIA and MOSSAD arseholes.

  • verner

    just as in Syria before the war broke out and the dysfunctional states of A lodged a protest with the syrian government when its ambassador was harassed by the syrian ‘public’ after having been in a longish meeting with the opposition leaders (one of many meetings). rest assured the opposition leaders didn’t discuss the latest on netflix but being advised on how to get the unrest going, just like in hong kong 8 years later.

    they sure like to meddle in other peoples’ affairs.

  • Brother Ma

    Hang her High!

    • christianblood

      Kick the bitch out of China!

      • Rob

        Hang her publically.

  • Dick Von Dast’Ard

    Caught fully with her State Dept diplomatic knickers down.

    The U.S. squawks like a beaked bird with an arrow shot up it’s tail feathers when even the slightest suggestion of external interference into internal affairs by it’s global competitors, now just see this.

    All in picture need either deporting or extraditing as foreign allegiance agitators and/or spies.

  • Eros Alonso

    Aqui no Brasil tivemos outra mulher que fez o mesmo, durante o golpe que derrubou Dilma.Queria ver um russo ou chinês particpando de reuniões com lideranças de protestos nos EUA…Pois se acusam os russos de interferirem em Eleições, que sequer são Diretas,kkk. Essa mulehr deve sair imediatamente de Hong Kong… para o bem dela até….

  • iosongasingsing

    The world Thugs spoke, unparalleled mafia criminals. Bolton was the one who threatened the children of the UN IAEA inspector in Iraq with death. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6b0dc91834478e071f154ca0b1b2ad3965d4f06d517c433df67fffa44cc3dbf8.png

  • iosongasingsing

    Joshua Wong e Nathan Law from the names they look like Jews.

  • World_Eye

    Nasty American disease is everywhere making and raging hell across the Globe. Who else if not american behind.

  • nick1111

    Get rid of all these US consulates