Danny Russel quoted in The New York Times article, “Hong Kong Has Lost Autonomy, Pompeo Says, Opening Door to U.S. Action”

Danny Russel quoted in The New York Times article, “Hong Kong Has Lost Autonomy, Pompeo Says, Opening Door to U.S. Action”

“‘The irony is that in punishing Hong Kong, we wind up martyring it rather than saving it,’ said Daniel Russel, an assistant secretary of state for East Asia and the Pacific in the Obama administration. As for diplomacy between Washington and Beijing, he said: ‘The brake pads in the relationship have worn very, very thin. And it’s hard to see this confrontation going anywhere except escalation…'”

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