After local riot police engaged in fierce clashes with pro-democracy protesters at Hong Kong's international airport on Tuesday, the European Union and the United Nations both called for the Chinese Communist Party to show restraint in its reaction to the crisis.

"It is now more vital than ever to engage in a political process of broad-based and inclusive dialogue, involving all key stakeholders," said the EU in its official statement.

"The rights of freedom of expression and peaceful asse...

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