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Joshua Wong urges G-20 to press Xi over Hong Kong protests

Activist sees more than a million attending a rally on handover anniversary

There is "no doubt” that G-20 leaders “should realize how democracy and rule of law guarantee economic freedom," Joshua Wong Chi-fung told the Nikkei Asian Review in an interview on Thursday. (photo by Ken Kobayashi)

HONG KONG -- Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong Chi-fung urged global leaders at next week's Group of 20 summit to counter China's president over the use of rubber bullets and tear gas by police in recent clashes with protesters in Hong Kong.

"I urge world leaders during the G-20 Summit," the 22-year-old activist told the Nikkei Asian Review on Thursday, to "have a meeting with Xi Jinping and ask [him] how he [allowed] Hong Kong police to use rubber bullets" on the people.

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