1. Commentary: How a leaderless movement in Hong Kong went haywire  CNA
  2. HK protesters offer apologies, China doubles down after airport clash  Malaysiakini
  3. As it happened: Chaos and violence at Hong Kong airport  South China Morning Post
  4. 'Hong Kong is not safe any more': Millions affected by crisis  Aljazeera.com
  5. China won't like it, but Chairman Mao would be supporting the Hong Kong protests  The Independent
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Beijing says the protest movement has reached 'near terrorism.'

HK protesters offer apologies, China doubles down after airport clash

Chinese state media claimed that the exercises had been planned before hand and were not directly related to the unrest in Hong Kong.Chinese state media claimed that the exercises had been planned before hand and were not directly related to the unrest in Hong Kong.

Satellite photos appear to show China’s armed police force near Hong Kong - National | Globalnews.ca

Passengers arriving at YVR on one of the first flights from Hong Kong described the chaos at the city's airport as 'heartbreaking,' and 'scary.'Passengers arriving at YVR on one of the first flights from Hong Kong described the chaos at the city's airport as 'heartbreaking,' and 'scary.'

Satellite photos show what appear to be armoured personnel carriers and other vehicles belonging to the China's paramilitary People's Armed Police parked in a sports complex in the city of Shenzhen, in what some have interpreted as a threat from Beijing to use increased force against pro-democracy protesters across the border in Hong Kong.Satellite photos show what appear to be armoured personnel carriers and other vehicles belonging to the China's paramilitary People's Armed Police parked in a sports complex in the city of Shenzhen, in what some have interpreted as a threat from Beijing to use increased force against pro-democracy protesters across the border in Hong Kong.

Satellite photos: Chinese armoured vehicles near Hong Kong | CTV News

Ian Birrell: The protesters might have morality on their side, but they are confronting the might of an emerging superpowerIan Birrell: The protesters might have morality on their side, but they are confronting the might of an emerging superpower

‘This is a long war’: Defiant Hong Kong protesters refuse to abandon hope | National Post

Ian Birrell: The protesters might have morality on their side, but they are confronting the might of an emerging superpowerIan Birrell: The protesters might have morality on their side, but they are confronting the might of an emerging superpower

‘This is a long war’: Defiant Hong Kong protesters refuse to abandon hope | National Post

Step back for one moment from the frenzied scenes of tear gas in underground railway stations and armoured personnel carriers massing on the border and there’s a grotesque historical irony which helps reveal the future for Hong Kong.  In China, the notion represents heresy but recent evidence suggests that protestors have more in common with Chairman Mao Zedong and the earlyStep back for one moment from the frenzied scenes of tear gas in underground railway stations and armoured personnel carriers massing on the border and there’s a grotesque historical irony which

China won't like it, but Chairman Mao would be supporting the Hong Kong protests | The Independent

As protests in Hong Kong continue China's Xi Jinping has painted himself into a corner.As protests in Hong Kong continue China's Xi Jinping has painted himself into a corner.

The protesters, for the most part, are not terrorists or even radicals. But they are a threat to his monopoly on power.The protesters, for the most part, are not terrorists or even radicals. But they are a threat to his monopoly on power.

“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 on Twitter: "Our Intelligence has informed us that the Chinese Government is moving troops to the Border with Hong Kong. Everyone should be calm and safe!"

“In video: Chinese armed police armored vehicle fleet is prepared for a drill in Shenzhen, S China's Guangdong province. https://t.co/bU4IxhaM0s”

People's Daily, China on Twitter: "In video: Chinese armed police armored vehicle fleet is prepared for a drill in Shenzhen, S China's Guangdong province.… https://t.co/hQhGgMd0Rk"

“Disturbing video taken in #Shenzhen just across the boarder with #HongKong. Something extraordinarily bad is about happen. #China #HongKongProtests #Democracy #SaveHongKong https://t.co/Gad5R5HVZL”

Alexandre Krauss on Twitter: "Disturbing video taken in #Shenzhen just across the boarder with #HongKong. Something extraordinarily bad is about happen. #China #HongKongProtests #Democracy #SaveHongKong https://t.co/Gad5R5HVZL"

“Fu Guohao, reporter of GT website is being seized by demonstrators at HK airport. I affirm this man being tied in this video is the reporter himself. He has no other task except for reporting. I sincerely ask the demonstrators to release him. I also ask for help of West reporters https://t.co/sbFb0L3s92”

Hu Xijin 胡锡进 on Twitter: "Fu Guohao, reporter of GT website is being seized by demonstrators at HK airport. I affirm this man being tied in this video is the reporter himself. He has no other task except for reporting. I sincerely ask the demonstrators to release him. I also ask for help of West reporters… https://t.co/UVxGMnK3jd"

Satellite photos show what appear to be armoured personnel carriers and other vehicles belonging to the China's paramilitary People's Armed Police parked in a sports complex in the city of Shenzhen, in what some have interpreted as a threat from Beijing to use increased force against pro-democracy protesters across the border in Hong Kong.Satellite photos show what appear to be armoured personnel carriers and other vehicles belonging to the China's paramilitary People's Armed Police parked in a sports complex in the city of Shenzhen, in what some have interpreted as a threat from Beijing to use increased force against pro-democracy protesters across the border in Hong Kong.

Chinese armoured cars gathering near border with Hong Kong | CP24.com

The outbreak of violence at the Hong Kong Airport has raised difficult questions about the protesters’ moral authority and the movement’s ability ...The outbreak of violence at the Hong Kong Airport has raised difficult questions about the protesters’ moral authority and the movement’s ability ...

Commentary: How a leaderless movement in Hong Kong went haywire - CNA

Flights resumed Wednesday at Hong Kong's airport after two days of disruptions that descended into clashes with police, highlighting the hardening positions of pro-democracy protesters and the authorities in the semi-autonomous Chinese city. After nightfall, a new protest outside a police station in the city was dispersed as officers fired tear gas.Flights resumed Wednesday at Hong Kong's airport after two days of disruptions that descended into clashes with police, highlighting the hardening positions of pro-democracy protesters and the authorities in the semi-autonomous Chinese city. After nightfall, a new protest outside a police station in the city was dispersed as officers fired tear gas.

Flights resume at airport - Business News - Castanet.net

Satellite photos show what appear to be armored personnel carriers and other vehicles belonging to the China's paramilitary People's Armed Police parked in a sports complex in the city of Shenzhen, in what some have interpreted as a threat from Beijing to use increased force against pro-democracy protesters across the border in Hong Kong.Satellite photos show what appear to be armored personnel carriers and other vehicles belonging to the China's paramilitary People's Armed Police parked in a sports complex in the city of Shenzhen, in what some have interpreted as a threat from Beijing to use increased force against pro-democracy protesters across the border in Hong Kong.

Photos appear to show Chinese armored personnel carriers near Hong Kong - Pacific - Stripes

President Donald Trump in a tweet Wednesday suggested a "personal meeting" with China's President Xi over the ongoing Hong Kong crisis.President Donald Trump in a tweet Wednesday suggested a "personal meeting" with China's President Xi over the ongoing Hong Kong crisis.

In a battle of wills, the crisis in Hong Kong is growing.Dozens of People’s Liberation Army (PLA) vehicles appear to have converged in the Mainland Chinese city of Shenzhen, just outside the northern border of Hong Kong. See also: - Canadians advised to ‘exercise a high degree of caution’ in Hong Kong as escalating protests continue - Police armed with pepper spray clash with demonstrators during 2nd day of Hong Kong airport shutdown - How Vancouver was forever changed by the Tiananmen Square massacre - Hong Kong crisis could lead to a big resurgence in Vancouver’s housing market According to the South China Morning Post, over the weekend, a convoy of armed vehicles and personnel were spotted streaming into a sports centre in Shenzhen’s city centre — about five kilometres away from the border of the autonomous city — in an apparent show of the potential force that could be used to quell the escalating crisis. Footage on social media shows the extent of the deployment through the streets of Shenzhen, which included military trucks and armoured vehicles. Disturbing video taken in #Shenzhen just across the boarder with #HongKong. Something extraordinarily bad is about happen. #China #HongKongProtests #Democracy #SaveHongKong pic.twitter.com/Gad5R5HVZL — Alexandre Krauss (@AlexandreKrausz) August 12, 2019 The Chinese military, believing in the intel and these videos, have set in place a comprehensive military operation targeting the situation in #HongKong. #HongKongProtests #China #Democracy pic.twitter.com/QWFM11XYKC — Alexandre Krauss (@AlexandreKrausz) August 12, 2019 The military column entered #Shenzhen this morning with morning. The Chinese military operation in allegedly parked in the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center. #HongKongProtests #HongKong #China #Democracy pic.twitter.com/ajEKoe2548 — Alexandre Krauss (@AlexandreKrausz) August 12, 2019 Overwhelming the number of military cars entering the city of #Shenzhen next to the boarder with #HongKong. #HongKongProtests #China #Democracy pic.twitter.com/jxRwcKrgPU — Alexandre Krauss (@AlexandreKrausz) August 12, 2019 In video: Chinese armed police armored vehicle fleet is prepared for a drill in Shenzhen, S China’s Guangdong province. pic.twitter.com/bU4IxhaM0s — People’s Daily, China (@PDChina) August 12, 2019 Community Party propaganda outlets, People’s Daily and Global Times, claim the amassed military presence outside of Hong Kong is merely for a “drill” and “large-scale exercises.” “This is part of a complex signalling and an effort to deter the more radical protesters,” Yves Tiberghien, the director emeritus of the University of British Columbia’s Institute of Asian Research and the executive director of the UBC China Council, told Daily Hive. “But as of now, we are very far from any possible military operation. It is not in the cards and would be incredibly complex to organize.” This follows anti-riot military drills in Shenzhen in early August, and it is in addition to the PLA garrison in Hong Kong with 6,000 soldiers. The law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region stipulates the city government has the ability to request the Mainland Chinese government to provide assistance by deploying the garrison for incidents of pubic disorder and disaster. Without a compromise, both sides have been unable to breach their impasse. The movement’s beginnings were centred on widespread opposition to the controversial extradition bill, but its mandate has expanded to entail a number of other demands including an independent inquiry on police brutality in earlier incidents, the resignation of chief executive Carrie Lam, and a full official withdrawal of the bill from the legislative process. Additionally, the continued unrest also highlights pent up frustrations with Hong Kong’s social issues, namely growing housing unaffordability due to the influence of Mainland Chinese citizens migrating into the city, and fears over the future of Hong Kong’s autonomy and protected freedoms in 2047, when the ‘one country, two systems’ of governance negotiated by the British ends. Tensions continue to rise between protesters and police, which has turned the crisis — now approaching its 11th consecutive week — into a battle of wills. Mass protests in June have now turned into less predictable guerilla-style protests led by more radical groups, closing down major thoroughfares and the subway — bringing much of the global financial centre to a halt — and more recently forcing two days of flight cancellations at Hong Kong International Airport. Early this month, an incident where protesters ripped off the Chinese flag from the flag poles on the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront and threw it into Victoria Harbour sparked outrage in Mainland China. Ever since, Chinese social media networks have been trending with photo posts of Mainland Chinese citizens posing with their flag and using the hashtag “the five-star red flag has 1.4 billion protectors.” “This being said, anger in China, including from ordinary people, toward the few thousand more radical protesters in Hong Kong is rising fast, especially regarding violent tactics and desecration of the flag,” Tiberghien added. Local media in Hong Kong covering the unrest have also seemingly lost their patience over the city government’s inability to take effective action to end the widespread discontent; in a press conference on Tuesday, one reporter shouted at Lam, saying, “Many in the public ask when you’re going to die?” Another reporter asked: “Do you still have a conscience?” See also: - Canadians advised to ‘exercise a high degree of caution’ in Hong Kong as escalating protests continue - Police armed with pepper spray clash with demonstrators during 2nd day of Hong Kong airport shutdown - How Vancouver was forever changed by the Tiananmen Square massacre - Hong Kong crisis could lead to a big resurgence in Vancouver’s housing market

Crisis stemming from crackdown on protests over pro-China laws has spread across border.Crisis stemming from crackdown on protests over pro-China laws has spread across border.

'Hong Kong is not safe any more': Millions affected by crisis | China News | Al Jazeera