Massive Chinese Armored Police Convoy Mobilizing Towards Hong Kong, Beijing Based Military Expert Says It's Only For Drills

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A convoy of armed police trucks has been stationed at a sports centre in a mainland Chinese city bordering Hong Kong, adding to speculation online that Beijing could be preparing to intervene directly in the protests roiling the special administrative region.
But a Beijing-based military expert said the movements were part of regular exercises and not cause for concern.
Footage of the trucks rolling into Shenzhen in the southern province of Guangdong began circulating online on Saturday.


On Monday, Communist Party mouthpiece People’s Daily and Global Times posted videos of the convoy in the city, saying the police were there to prepare for large-scale drills.
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Oct 27, 2017
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The amount of digital propaganda that will happen will be immense. The battle for the minds of China and the world may be the first large-scale cyber-war of the 21st century.

The people of China deserve to be represented by a better government than they have. I think many of us do. Westerners need to be prepared to pressure corporations to make what they're about to do painful, because "western democracies" seem ready to shrug and get on with life, unless normal folks make an issue of it.
 

i-Lo

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Tangentially, having watched "The Boys", I consider China to be you know who. Consequently, should there be a military incursion, what can HK residents actually, realistically do?
 

DrewFu

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How will the west respond if we get a Tienanmen Square repeat?
Hitting them economically is the only real option. The US is already all the way in on that, so it would have to fall on the EU... and I think we all know they won't do shit. Especially with the current shape their economy is in.
 

DrewFu

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Tangentially, having watched "The Boys", I consider China to be you know who. Consequently, should there be a military incursion, what can HK residents actually, realistically do?
HK can't do shit. They aren't like Taiwan whom see themselves as independent of China.
 

Operations

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Hitting them economically is the only real option. The US is already all the way in on that, so it would have to fall on the EU... and I think we all know they won't do shit. Especially with the current shape their economy is in.
The entire world is already on the verge of recession. Nobody will do anything. Heck, even Russia managed to keep going despite ANNEXING foreign territory in plain 21st century and all they got was some Economic sanctions.
 

Volimar

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In the last week just on Imgur I've seen gifs of them planting weapons on demonstrators, shooting pepper pellets at peaceful protesters at close range, police dressed as protesters arresting actual protesters and police walking the other way as gangs attacked protesters. It's pretty insane the scope of what's going on over there.
 

Fugu

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Just so you guys know, a story exactly like this was debunked as fake in the last few days. I'm not saying that this story is also fake, but just that you should be mindful of your sources.

Also, as a person with a huge connection to Hong Kong and a great love for the people who live there, it'd be real nice if this story was false. Real nice.
 

Lo-Volt

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How will the west respond if we get a Tienanmen Square repeat?
The West’s toolbox isn’t any deeper now than in 1989, I think. We likely can’t stop the crackdown directly in a Chinese city. Just like we couldn’t in the Prague spring or early East German protests or during the old guard coup against Gorbachev in 1991.

But it will probably give the U.S. and Europe an excuse to accelerate what they are doing now: Tr*mp seems committed to his trade war and the Atlantic powers might become sterner about cooperating with Chinese enterprises. (Sorry, Huawei.)
 

Dyle

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Even if it is just a normally scheduled drill, it's easy to see the propaganda value in the current political situation
 

SRG01

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This has been debunked multiple times online and on Reddit already. It's literally fake news. The photos shown in a lot of the Twitter images are from the military exercises that are held across the border every year.

The actual exercise that should give people pause, but is hardly receiving coverage, is the water cannon demonstration that was held earlier today. The HKPF has shown that it cares little about using non-lethal (haha) ordinance properly, so it's highly likely that someone will die or receive severe injuries from it.
 

DukeBlueBall

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The people of China deserve to be represented by a better government than they have. I think many of us do.
Funny thing that a lot of Chinese think this about the Americans when they read about mass shootings, police brutality, and white supremacy in the US.

If China had a democratic government they'll still be stuck in low income country status. So the Chinese are understandably very supportive of their government in the mainland. We have a version of a democratic China, it's called India. I don't think you'll find many Chinese lining-up to trade places.
 
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PureLeaf

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"peaceful protests"? lol


These past two months have really shown how easily manipulated and brainwashed the west is. So called 'free media', 'freedom of speech' is all just a facade if the media can be this biased and nonobjective, and the audience believes anything that's reported. Not to mention all the fake news that have gone viral and literally debunked hours later with no follow up from the journalists.

inb4 wumao and commie shill.
 

VectorPrime

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"peaceful protests"? lol


These past two months have really shown how easily manipulated and brainwashed the west is. So called 'free media', 'freedom of speech' is all just a facade if the media can be this biased and nonobjective, and the audience believes anything that's reported. Not to mention all the fake news that have gone viral and literally debunked hours later with no follow up from the journalists.

inb4 wumao and commie shill.
Lol
 

squeakywheel

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Oct 29, 2017
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My HK friends are still ready to give their lives. I hope this is all coincidence. Should we blame the UK for handing over the territory to China?
 

Acorn

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The West’s toolbox isn’t any deeper now than in 1989, I think. We likely can’t stop the crackdown directly in a Chinese city. Just like we couldn’t in the Prague spring or early East German protests or during the old guard coup against Gorbachev in 1991.

But it will probably give the U.S. and Europe an excuse to accelerate what they are doing now: Tr*mp seems committed to his trade war and the Atlantic powers might become sterner about cooperating with Chinese enterprises. (Sorry, Huawei.)
I would say it's worse than 1989, so much manufacturing for the West is done in China, plus they are approaching super power status compared to where they were in 89.

Edit plus the debt they own.
 

leder

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Funny thing that a lot of Chinese think this about the Americans when they read about mass shootings, police brutality, and white supremacy in the US.

If China had a democratic government they'll still be stuck in low income country status. So the Chinese are understandably very supportive of their government in the mainland. We have a version of a democratic China, it's called India. I don't think you'll find many Chinese lining-up to trade places.
am I being trolled, this is the dumbest thing I’ve read in a while. Countries aren’t just interchangeable like that lmao