Yang Guang (C) and Xu Luying (R) of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office of the State Council attends a news conference on the current situation in Hong Kong, in Beijing, China, August 6, 2019. REUTERS/Jason Lee
Brain - China calls on U.S. politicians to stop colluding with Hong Kong separatists
Key Highlights

The Chinese foreign ministry's commissioner in Hong Kong said on Tuesday the city belongs and that it will firmly respond

The foreign ministry's commissioner, responding to comments by Nancy Pelosi, said U.S. politicians should immediately stop colluding with separatists in the city

Hong Kong has been hit by weeks of sometimes violent protests that began with opposition to a now-suspended extradition law that would have allowed suspects to be tried in mainland courts

The protests have grown into a broader backlash against the city's government and its political masters in Beijing