led international calls for Hong Kong authorities to exercise restraint.
We believe an open society with the highest possible degree of autonomy and governed by the rule of law is essential for Hong Kongs stability and prosperity White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters.
Former colonial power Britain also expressed concern calling for constructive talks to end the standoff.But on Monday Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said Beijing opposed any foreign and external interference 주식 in Chinas internal affairs by any country.Communist authorities are worried that dealing with the protests too softly could encourage wider demands for greater freedoms on the mainland.Hong Kong authorities meanwhile are caught between protester demands Beijings uncompromising stance and trying to keep the city running.
Many locals have expressed frustration at the huge disruption the protests have caused with the crowds blocking key junctions in the busy Causeway Bay and Mongkok shopping districts as well as the biggest protest site in Admiralty near the government headquarters.
But the protests have also prompted displays of solidarity. Some social workers and teachers also went on strike after the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions and the Professional Teachers Union called for members to take action.Commentators say still bigger crowds could turn out as the week progresses with Wednesday and Thursday public holidays in Hong Kong.Wednesday marks the 65th anniversary of the Communist Partys seizure of power in Beijing which is celebrated as National Day across China. But in Hong Kong fireworks scheduled for Wednesday evening have already been cancelled.
AFPVolcanic tremors and fears over a fresh eruption forced rescuers with gas masks to halt operations to recover bodies from a Japanese mountain on Tuesday 72 hours after its eruption.Vulcanologists warned of the possibility of another major explosion at the 3067metre 10121foot Mount Ontake noting tremors have become larger.At least 36 people are known to have died in the eruption with the bodies of 24 of them still on the volcano.
About 60 people suffered injuries.Ground search operations resumed at 620 am but were suspended at 705 am due to volcanic tremors said a crisismanagement official at the Nagano prefectural government.
Rescue workers started climbing and they are on standby he said adding the exact number of rescue workers on the volcano was not immediately available.A spokesman at the Nagano prefectural police confirmed officers were ready to restart their search as soon as conditions allow.They are standing by while being prepared to evacuate in any emergency he said.이 산은 가을 푸른 하늘로 가스 바위와 화산재를 뿜어내느라 바쁜 주말 동안 예고 없이 폭발했습니다.수백 명의 등산객들이 화산 비탈에서 날아다니는 바위와 뜨거운 유독가스에 의해 수십 명이 봉우리에 갇힌 채 붙잡혔습니다.일본 두 번째로 높은 활화산의 분화구 파열로 인해 화요일 증기와 황화 가스가 계속 뿜어져 나오고 있습니다.토요일 지하수가 증기로 끓어오르고 바위가 부서지거나 움직이면서 화산 진동이 반복적으로 발견되었다고 기상청의 한 악천후학자가 말했습니다.이번 지진은 화요일 새벽부터 더욱 커졌다고 그가 말한 새로운 폭발로 인해 2차 사상자가 발생할 수 있다는 우려를 불러일으켰습니다.수색작업은 화산에서 쏟아져 나오는 독가스의 로켓 레벨에 의해 내내 방해받아 왔습니다.이상.