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Though China appears to be gearing up for military intervention in Hong Kong, experts are skeptical that the country is ready to pull the trigger just yet on a move that would likely have devastating consequences.
China has been flexing its military might for several weeks, implying a readiness to send troops into Hong Kong in response to over 10 weeks of escalating protests that show no sign of ending.
Chinese military vehicles have gathered in Shenzhen, a city in mainland China bordering Hong Kong.
But just because China can intervene doesn’t mean it will just yet.
Experts say Chinese mediation in Hong Kong is not imminent, and say recent military displays are part of a wider strategy aimed at intimidation and deterrence.
Still, they said that if China decides to use force, the results would likely be a “catastrophe” for China and Hong Kong’s society, economy, and way of life.
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Though China appears to be gearing up for military intervention in Hong Kong, experts are skeptical that the country is ready to pull the trigger just yet on a move that would likely have devastating consequences.

Chinese military vehicles have gathered in Shenzhen, a city in mainland China bordering Hong Kong, in what is being perceived as a warning sign from China in response to over 10 weeks of escalating protests in Hong Kong.

What initially started as a protest against a proposed bill that would allow for the extradition of Hong Kong residents to mainland China for trial has ballooned into a fight to uphold democracy in the semiautonomous Chinese territory.

In a propaganda video released by Chinese state media this week, numerous armored personnel carriers, trucks, and other vehicles can be seen parading through the streets of Shenzhen “in …read more

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