voiding violence a priority in Hong Kong: Obama in China

 US President Barack Obama on Monday said that avoiding violence was a priority in Hong Kong, as pro-democracy protests labelled illegal by China continue in the financial hub.

Washington: US President Barack Obama on Monday said that avoiding violence was a priority in Hong Kong, as pro-democracy protests labelled illegal by China continue in the financial hub.

"Our primary message has been to make sure violence is avoided," Obama told reporters in Beijing, where he is taking part in an Asia-Pacific leaders` meeting, adding that the US would "continue to have concerns about human rights" in China.

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