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Author Topic: Beijing strikes ominous tone, saying military could intervene in Hong Kong  (Read 317 times)

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They could also just cut off water and food (everything) supplies to HK and blackmail the population into submission, but there is nothing like a "show of force" and any "protests" would be instantly quashed.

https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2019-07-24/beijing-strikes-ominous-tone-saying-military-could-intervene-in-hong-kon

BEIJING —  The latest protests in Hong Kong appear to have touched a nerve in Beijing, where officials and state media have escalated rhetoric against the pro-democracy movement, accusing the United States of interference and ominously affirming the People’s Liberation Army’s ability to intervene at the Hong Kong government’s request.
Chinese Defense Ministry spokesman Wu Qian said at a news conference Wednesday morning that the protests on Sunday were “intolerable.”

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https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=1225448

The White House is monitoring the sudden "congregation" of Chinese forces at the border with Hong Kong, according to reports, following another night of unrest and clashes between protesters and police.
A senior US official who briefed reporters on the condition of anonymity said a number of units had gathered, but it's unclear if they are security police or part of China's military, news.com.au reports.
It comes as Beijing accused the United States of inciting the increasingly unruly protests in Hong Kong, which began two months ago over a proposed extradition bill that could see citizens sent to the mainland.
Since then, demonstrations have evolved into a statement against Beijing's influence in the operation of the relatively autonomous region.

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