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Hong Kong protests

US calls China 'thuggish regime' for singling out US diplomat in Hong Kong

Anti-extradition bill protesters hold up placards for arriving travelers during a protest at the Hong Kong International Airport on Aug. 9.   © Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- A U.S. State Department spokeswoman on Thursday called China a "thuggish regime" for disclosing the photographs and personal details of a U.S. diplomat who met with student leaders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement.

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