China’s state-run media Huanqiu (Global Times) published an opinion article claiming that the U.S. is the black hand behind the Hong Kong people’s demonstrations against Beijing’s 2014 White Paper on Hong Kong, which reinterprets Hong Kong’s ‘one country, two systems’ policy.
The article stated, "Recently, the ‘Hong Kong independence forces’ have become quite active. [Note: This is in reference to the people who protested Beijing’s 2014 White Paper on Hong Kong, after which an estimated 740,000 Hong Kong citizens voted in Occupy Central’s "civil referendum."] The background is that the U.S. is trying to push the ‘Hong Kong independence forces’ to grow in size, thus inciting the ‘Taiwan independence forces,’ the ‘East Turkistan separatists’ and ‘the Tibetan separatists’ to join forces to launch an attack on China together. China would then not be able to focus on the competition between big countries and the United States.