China notes Trump comment on Hong Kong -foreign ministry

BEIJING, Aug 15 (Reuters) - China has noted U.S. President Trump's comment that Beijing needs to resolve the crisis in Hong Kong on its own, the foreign ministry said in a statement on Thursday.

Ten weeks of increasingly violent confrontations between police and demonstrators have plunged the international business hub into its worst crisis since it reverted from British to Chinese rule in 1997.

(Reporting by Beijing Monitoring Desk; editing by Darren Schuettler)