Hong kong protests

Hong Kong Health Official Claims Tear Gas Not Public Health Risk

Hong Kong's top health official has claimed that tear gas used by police on protesters poses no public health risk, days after police were reported to use the gas at a university campus. Some have expressed fears that the chemical weapon used in the city could contain the toxic pollutant dioxin.

Wilbur Ross Says Hong Kong Protests An 'Internal Matter'

"The president has made it clear that he is watching very carefully what's happening," Ross said. "He talked about the possibility of troop build-up and it's not that we are not watching it, it's a question of what role is there for the U.S. in that matter. This is an internal matter."