Hostile Takeover: Fears Mount of Chinese Intervention in Hong Kong

Beijing is mobilizing troops at the border and the protest movement is hoping to attract thousands of demonstrators following the occupation of the airport this week. The threat of a military intervention appears to be growing in Hong Kong.

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Author: Spiegel.de

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