Hong Kong authorities have agreed to hold a new rally next weekend. However, this rally will be peaceful, as it aims to support pro-democratic candidates who won a landslide victory in the recent municipal elections.
The protest wave in the city subsided after the municipal elections as 17 out of 18 constituencies were won by the Democrats. After this event, an official in Beijing said that it was monitoring the situation, and the media began to spread rumors about the imminent resignation of Mayor Carrie Lam.
The adoption by the United States of two bills aimed at supporting the rights of Hong Kong residents also helped to reduce tension in the region, but worsened relations between the United States and China.