Footage of trucks from the paramilitary People’s Armed Police in Shenzhen has circulated online. Photo: Handout

‘Risks still too big’ for China to send in troops to quell Hong Kong unrest

  • Chinese government advisers say Beijing has not reached direct intervention point but that could change if the violence continues
  • Military action would trigger international backlash, observers say, as US expresses concern over reported paramilitary movements and ‘erosion of Hong Kong’s autonomy’
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Footage of trucks from the paramilitary People’s Armed Police in Shenzhen has circulated online. Photo: Handout
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There was chaos at Hong Kong airport on Tuesday. Photo: Sam Tsang

Beijing condemns Hong Kong airport protesters over assault on two mainlanders, compares behaviour to acts of terrorism

  • Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office under the State Council, China’s cabinet, expresses ‘extreme anger’ while liaison office fires harsh rebuke
  • Airport Authority meanwhile reveals details of interim injunction in wake of unprecedented violence at one of world’s busiest travel hubs
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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There was chaos at Hong Kong airport on Tuesday. Photo: Sam Tsang
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