Clashes at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in Sha Tin on Tuesday. Photo: Felix Wong

Is Beijing ready to step in to stop Hong Kong protests?

  • Despite the escalating chaos this week, observers do not think the central government is ready for such a drastic step
  • One analyst believes that the cost to China’s international reputation is still too high while another questions whether it has an effective plan
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Clashes at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in Sha Tin on Tuesday. Photo: Felix Wong
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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.