PLA military vehicles pass into Hong Kong at Huanggang Port in the early hours of Thursday. Photo: Xinhua

PLA ‘ready to defend Hong Kong’ after morning arrival Beijing says is routine troop rotation

  • Photos show troops arriving in the city before dawn, with military armoured vehicles exchanged for anti-riot types
  • Armed helicopters from the Hong Kong Garrison’s air force then fly in during daylight
Topic |   China military

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PLA military vehicles pass into Hong Kong at Huanggang Port in the early hours of Thursday. Photo: Xinhua
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Central government advisers gathered for a seminar in Shenzhen as riot police and protesters again clashed in Hong Kong. Photo: Robert Ng

Political heavyweights say Beijing has right to intervene to resolve crisis in Hong Kong

  • Government adviser also tells seminar in Shenzhen that mobilising PLA troops in the city would not bring an end to ‘one country, two systems’
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Central government advisers gathered for a seminar in Shenzhen as riot police and protesters again clashed in Hong Kong. Photo: Robert Ng
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