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
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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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