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Hong Kong protests

Trump urges Xi to meet personally with Hong Kong protesters

US lawmakers voice bipartisan support for demonstrators and criticism toward Beijing

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to reporters before boarding Air Force One at Morristown Municipal Airport in Morristown, New Jersey, on Aug.15.   © Reuters

NEW YORK -- Adding a new twist to the Hong Kong political crisis, U.S. President Donald Trump urged Chinese President Xi Jinping to speak with demonstrators in person to resolve the still-escalating tensions.

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