An estimated 1 million people took to the streets of Hong Kong on June 9. Photo: Robert Ng

Hong Kong protest crisis being watched closely by Beijing task force in Shenzhen for nearly a month, with bottom line being ‘no bloodshed’

  • Sources reveal task force sent to neighbouring special economic zone on June 9, when an estimated 1 million people took to streets
  • Top priority for central government is to keep Hong Kong stable and avoid bloodshed
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition bill

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An estimated 1 million people took to the streets of Hong Kong on June 9. Photo: Robert Ng
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Gary Cheung

Gary Cheung

Gary Cheung joined the Post in 2000, covering fields ranging from politics and the integration between Hong Kong and China. He became assistant editor-in-chief of Ming Pao in 2017 and returned to the Post the following year. He is author of Hong Kong’s Watershed: The 1967 riots (Hong Kong University Press, 2009).

Jun Mai

Jun Mai

Jun Mai is an award-winning journalist covering China's political and social news. He writes about China's elite politics, general policies and social activism. He is currently based in Beijing.