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China Hates Democracy So Much It Warns People Not To End Up Like Syria

China is blaming the U.S. for pro-democracy movements in Taiwan and Hong Kong.

By Melissa Prax | August 4, 2016

China says the looming "shadow" of the U.S. is trying to undermine its political stability.

And China has a warning for its neighbors: Those pursuing independence could create the next Syria or Iraq.

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Responding to pro-democracy movements in Hong Kong and Taiwan, China released this propaganda video, which told protesters to cut it out because they were putting the country's future at risk.

The video claims some of these movement leaders are getting their cash flow from the U.S.

Like 19-year-old Joshua Wong, Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement leader, who's often raised eyebrows in communist China.

His party was quick to deny the claims.

And while the U.S. was the main country criticized in the video, it's not the only one. Japan and the Philippines were also called out next to a spread of images of the South China Sea.

This video includes clips from Chinese Supreme People's ProcuratorateU.S. NavyHong Kong Zhongzhi Demosisto, and the White House and images from Getty Images. Music provided courtesy of APM Music.

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