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21:00  13 august  2019
21:00  13 august  2019 Source:   bloomberg.com

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Trump Says China Moving Troops to Its Border With Hong Kong
Trump Says China Moving Troops to Its Border With Hong Kong
Trump Says China Moving Troops to Its Border With Hong Kong
Trump Says China Moving Troops to Its Border With Hong Kong
Trump Says China Moving Troops to Its Border With Hong Kong
Trump Says China Moving Troops to Its Border With Hong Kong
Trump Says China Moving Troops to Its Border With Hong Kong
Trump Says China Moving Troops to Its Border With Hong Kong
Trump Says China Moving Troops to Its Border With Hong Kong
Trump Says China Moving Troops to Its Border With Hong Kong
Trump Says China Moving Troops to Its Border With Hong Kong
Trump Says China Moving Troops to Its Border With Hong Kong
Trump Says China Moving Troops to Its Border With Hong Kong
Trump Says China Moving Troops to Its Border With Hong Kong
Trump Says China Moving Troops to Its Border With Hong Kong
Trump Says China Moving Troops to Its Border With Hong Kong
Trump Says China Moving Troops to Its Border With Hong Kong
Trump Says China Moving Troops to Its Border With Hong Kong
Trump Says China Moving Troops to Its Border With Hong Kong
Trump Says China Moving Troops to Its Border With Hong Kong
Trump Says China Moving Troops to Its Border With Hong Kong
Trump Says China Moving Troops to Its Border With Hong Kong
Trump Says China Moving Troops to Its Border With Hong Kong
Trump Says China Moving Troops to Its Border With Hong Kong
Trump Says China Moving Troops to Its Border With Hong Kong
Trump Says China Moving Troops to Its Border With Hong Kong
Trump Says China Moving Troops to Its Border With Hong Kong
Trump Says China Moving Troops to Its Border With Hong Kong
Trump Says China Moving Troops to Its Border With Hong Kong
Trump Says China Moving Troops to Its Border With Hong Kong
Trump Says China Moving Troops to Its Border With Hong Kong
Trump Says China Moving Troops to Its Border With Hong Kong
Trump Says China Moving Troops to Its Border With Hong Kong
Trump Says China Moving Troops to Its Border With Hong Kong
Trump Says China Moving Troops to Its Border With Hong Kong
Trump Says China Moving Troops to Its Border With Hong Kong
Trump Says China Moving Troops to Its Border With Hong Kong
Trump Says China Moving Troops to Its Border With Hong Kong
Trump Says China Moving Troops to Its Border With Hong Kong
Trump Says China Moving Troops to Its Border With Hong Kong
Trump Says China Moving Troops to Its Border With Hong Kong
Trump Says China Moving Troops to Its Border With Hong Kong
Trump Says China Moving Troops to Its Border With Hong Kong
Trump Says China Moving Troops to Its Border With Hong Kong
Trump Says China Moving Troops to Its Border With Hong Kong
Trump Says China Moving Troops to Its Border With Hong Kong
Trump Says China Moving Troops to Its Border With Hong Kong
Trump Says China Moving Troops to Its Border With Hong Kong
Trump Says China Moving Troops to Its Border With Hong Kong
Trump Says China Moving Troops to Its Border With Hong Kong

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(Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump said reports from U.S. intelligence agencies shows the Chinese government is moving troops to its border with Hong Kong.

“Everyone should be calm and safe!” Trump said in a tweet on Tuesday, without providing details about when he received the information.

Trump’s tweet came amid increasing tensions in Hong Kong between the government and protesters. Activists clashed with police outside Hong Kong’s airport after a standoff over a man protesters beat alleging he was an undercover cop from the mainland.

The airport suspended check-ins for departing flights -- its second straight day of major service disruptions -- as embattled local leader Carrie Lam warned that the city risked sliding into an “abyss.”

What began as a largely leaderless effort to block legislation allowing extraditions to the mainland has expanded into a list of demands including investigations into police tactics and a direct vote to replace Lam. She has resisted calls to resign.

China to Boost Shenzhen’s Role in Greater Bay Area Innovation

China to Boost Shenzhen’s Role in Greater Bay Area Innovation China plans to let Shenzhen City, which borders Hong Kong, play “a key role” in science and technology innovation in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area, according to state media. Shenzhen will be granted favorable policies including privileges in yuan internationalization, China Central Television reported on Sunday, citing guidelines issued by the Chinese Communist Party central committee and the State Council. China will also promote the connection of the financial markets of Shenzhen, Hong Kong and Macau, including with regards to fund recognition. No details were provided.

Over the past week, signs had appeared that China was stepping up preparations to mobilize mainland forces to quell the weeks-long uprising in Hong Kong.

State-run media posted videos this week of the People’s Armed Police, a paramilitary force specializing in riot control, assembling across the border in Shenzhen. A Chinese official with the agency overseeing the city used “terrorism” to describe the protests, invoking a term used to justify sending in forces to repress minority Muslims in the far west region of Xinjiang.

Trump Says China Moving Troops to Its Border With Hong Kong © Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

To contact the reporter on this story: Justin Blum in Washington at [email protected]

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Alex Wayne at [email protected], Justin Blum, Joshua Gallu

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