HK democracy activist says China rise means trade trumps rights

HONG KONG --- Young Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong warned Wednesday that China's rise means human rights are in increasingly greater danger of being overshadowed globally by business interests. He was responding to questions about his expectations for an upcoming Asian tour by President Donald Trump, who will visit China and four other countries. The 21-year-old, Hong Kong's most famous activist, is out on bail while he appeals a prison sentence related to his involvement in massive 2014 pro-democracy protests. "Business interests override human rights," he said in an interview with The Associated Press. "It unfortunately seems to be a common trend in the world" un...

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