torsdag 4. juli 2019

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

Beijing has been closely monitoring the social unrest and protest violence in Hong Kong through a task force stationed across the border in Shenzhen for nearly a month, since trouble first broke out over the government’s now-suspended extradition bill, sources have told the Post.

“The central government highly appreciates the work of Hong Kong police and believes they have handled the pressure and protests well, especially the way they handled the clearance operation of the Legislative Council without causing any bloodshed,” one source said, referring to the storming of the legislature by mostly young protesters on Monday. The continuing presence of the task force reflects the gravity of the situation and the serious concern with which Beijing is watching the crisis in Hong Kong.