China’s national emblem was defaced by protesters outside the liaison office in Sai Ying Pun on Sunday. Photo: Edmond So

Mainland Chinese sentiment on protests ‘may spur tougher line on Hong Kong’ following violence in wake of extradition bill controversy

  • Mood shifts across border as state media condemns vandalism of liaison office, but there is no mention of armed mob attacking civilians in Yuen Long
  • Observers say Beijing could take a more hardline position to try to end the situation if it deteriorates, including declaring a state of emergency
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition bill

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China’s national emblem was defaced by protesters outside the liaison office in Sai Ying Pun on Sunday. Photo: Edmond So
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Kristin Huang

Kristin Huang

Kristin Huang is a senior China reporter, who focuses on diplomacy and defence. She joined the Post in 2016 and previously reported for China Review News Agency. Kristin is interested in security in northeast Asia and China's growing military might.

Echo Xie

Echo Xie

Echo is a Beijing-based Chinese politics and policy reporter. Before joining the SCMP, she worked for Jiemian news and the CSMonitor Beijing Bureau. She has a master's in journalism from Shantou University.