"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."
Trump has "made it about himself," 2020 presidential candidate and South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg said.
A man later identified as a reporter for Chinese tabloid Global Times was beaten and detained by protesters as chaos broke out for the second day in Hong Kong's international airport.
Footage appears to show not only uniformed police making arrests, but officers dressed in the black t-shirts and hard hats that have become a symbol of the resistance.
Nearly 200 flights coming in and out of the airport were canceled on Monday on the fourth and largest day of airport sit-ins by anti-government protesters.
The attempts to cast the crisis as random riots and disorder is backfiring. China must consider political reform, for its own and for Hong Kong's sake.
China's ambassador to Washington writes on the Hong Kong crisis.
Rather than demobilizing Hong Kong's angry youth by responding to some of their demands, Chief Executive Carrie Lam, who instigated the ongoing massive protests in the first place, has so far refused to budge unless there's blood on the streets. She must change course.
Taiwan is likely to shift further away from Beijing as a result of the developments in Hong Kong, no matter who wins the upcoming presidential election.
The woman stood between clashing police and activists during violent protests on Saturday in the northwest of the territory.
A Chinese official blamed the protesters for undermining Hong Kong's stability and prosperity through weeks of continuous demonstrations.
Trump has been reticent to criticize Beijing despite strong condemnations from the State Department and lawmakers from both parties.
What began as a movement against a new extradition law has spiraled into a larger conflict between Hong Kong residents and the Communist Party regime in Beijing.
"The way forward is genuine democratic elections, not violence in the streets," Taiwanese Foreign Minister Joseph Wu said.
At least 45 people were injured, one critically, after dozens of alleged triad gang members stormed a subway station and began attacking commuters.
China is far more dependent on trade today than it was during the crackdown on 1989. But Xi also wants to resolve the situation promptly.
Hundreds of activists broke into the government headquarters on Monday, with police retreating to avoid mass confrontations.
"It is right for us to condemn it and we hope society will return to normal as soon as possible," Carrie Lam told a 4 a.m. press conference.
Tens of thousands of people took to the streets on Monday to mark the anniversary of the city's handover from British to Chinese rule in 1997.
The key test now is what President Xi Jinping is going to do about this direct confrontation between Hong Kong's people power and Beijing's military and police power.
"We have a clear memory about what happened thirty years ago, what happened when students assembled peacefully in Tiananmen Square."
Tens of thousands of people have shut down the city center to protest a bill that would allow extradition to China.
Organizers said 1 million Hong Kong residents marched in Sunday's protests against plans to allow extradition of criminals to China.
This Hong Kong district court verdict has turned a "semi-democratic city into a semi-authoritarian city," Wong said.
The "FOR HER" offering consisted of an assortment of vacuum cleaners, a kitchen water tap and a blender, according to an undated billing handout.
Anton Ilichev was found dead in his cabin on December 6.