China moving troops to border: Trump

China moving troops to border: Trump

Washington - Trump relayed the intelligence report in a tweet.



By AFP

Published: Tue 13 Aug 2019, 11:43 PM

Last updated: Wed 14 Aug 2019, 1:45 AM

US intelligence has confirmed that China is moving troops to the border with Hong Kong, US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday, appealing for calm amid intensifying pro-democracy protests in the semi-autonomous financial hub.
Trump relayed the intelligence report in a tweet as protesters paralysed Hong Kong airport for a second day in defiance of the city's leaders.
"Our Intelligence has informed us that the Chinese Government is moving troops to the Border with Hong Kong. Everyone should be calm and safe!" Trump said in a tweet.
Chinese state and social media had earlier aired video of security forces gathering across the border from the enclave, which has been rocked by unrest for ten weeks.
The Global Times and the People's Daily ran a minute-long video compiling clips of armoured personnel carriers and troop carriers purportedly driving to Shenzhen, which borders Hong Kong.


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