Zhang Xiaoming, director of the State Council’s Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, held a meeting in Shenzhen about the current situation in Hong Kong. Photo: Winson Wong

Hong Kong protests have ‘obvious characteristics of colour revolution’, top Beijing official warns amid ‘worst crisis since 1997 handover’

  • HKMAO chief Zhang Xiaoming says ending disturbance is top priority, but rejects protesters’ demands and warns Beijing won’t sit idly by if situation worsens
  • Zhang referenced the ‘colour revolution’ that caused civil unrest in early 2000s Eastern Europe, and said China has option to deploy military
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Zhang Xiaoming, director of the State Council’s Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, held a meeting in Shenzhen about the current situation in Hong Kong. Photo: Winson Wong
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Kimmy Chung

Kimmy Chung

Kimmy Chung joined the Post in 2017 and reports for the Hong Kong desk on local politics and Hong Kong-mainland issues. Prior to joining the Post, she covered Hong Kong politics and social policies for more than six years for different media outlets.

Tony Cheung

Tony Cheung

Tony Cheung became a political journalist in 2007. He joined the Post in 2012 and now leads the Hong Kong-mainland relations team on the Hong Kong desk. Tony also writes about the economy, and reports from mainland China, the United States, Germany and Britain.