Our Intelligence has informed us that the Chinese Government is moving troops to the Border with Hong Kong. Everyone should be calm and safe!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 13, 2019
COURT ISSUES INJUNCTION TO REMOVE HONG KONG PROTESTERS: SCMP
— zerohedge (@zerohedge) August 13, 2019
"All passengers please leave the airport immediately under safe conditions" being announced over the #HongKongAirport intercom.
Astounding how many travellers are completely disregarding this, by staying put.
— Thomas van Linge (@ThomasVLinge) August 13, 2019
HKIA is a warzone right now. Several arrests. Pepper spray. Blood on the ground and passengers still arriving. Hong Kong is broken. pic.twitter.com/0lF7u16zI0
— Ryan Ho Kilpatrick 何松濤 (@rhokilpatrick) August 13, 2019
Trump released a powerful tweet that’s going to disintegrate the Chinese troop carriers moving to Hong Kong border
Videos show a massive procession of Chinese military vehicles gathering along the Hong Kong border as China mulls over its next move in response to protests
Chinese military vehicles have gathered in Shenzhen, a city in mainland China bordering Hong Kong.
Several videos posted to social media show a long procession of military trucks entering Shenzhen on Monday morning, apparently “in advance of apparent large-scale exercises,” according to the Chinese state tabloid Global Times.
The vehicles belong to the Chinese People’s Armed Police Force, a paramilitary police force responsible for riot control and counterterrorism.
Though China has become more vocal about its ability to mobilize armed forces in Hong Kong, experts say that the military displays are part of a wider strategy aimed at intimidation and deterrence and that it is unlikely that China will actually intervene at this stage.
Chinese military vehicles have gathered in Shenzhen, a city in mainland China bordering Hong Kong — a warning sign from China in response to over 10 weeks of escalating protests in Hong Kong.
Several videos posted to social media show a long procession of military trucks entering Shenzhen on Monday morning. The Chinese state tabloid Global Times posted a compilation of footage showing the military trucks assembling in Shenzhen “in advance of apparent large-scale exercises.”
Trump retweeted this video:
— Alexandre Krauss (@AlexandreKrausz) August 12, 2019