Thursday, August 29, 2019

China rotates new batch of troops into Hong Kong

via Reuters.
 China’s military has rotated a new batch of troops into Hong Kong describing the move as routine, state media said on Thursday, as protests against Beijing continue to rock the Asian financial hub.

Asian and Western diplomats in Hong Kong watching the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) movements had been expecting a routine rotation about this time and will be looking closely for any sign of increased numbers or unusual activity.

“The Hong Kong Garrison of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army conducted the 22nd rotation of its members in the wee hours of Thursday since it began garrisoning Hong Kong in 1997,” the official Xinhua news agency said.

Bringing in new troops with no affiliation/relations with the territory that's about to be affected?

This might be a "normal" rotation but its also "normal" to bring in troops from a totally different part of the country to bang heads.

The increased tenor of the stories coming from state owned news media indicated to me that action was imminent, yet we've seen nothing.  Is this the final move before they crush the rebellion?

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