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Trump: US Intel Says China Moving Troops to Border with Hong Kong
The Epoch Times ^ | 13 August 2019 | Cathy He

Posted on 08/13/2019 10:57:15 AM PDT by KC_Lion

President Donald Trump speaks to the press on the South Lawn of the White House before departing in Washington on Aug. 9, 2019. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump said Aug. 13 that U.S. intelligence has informed him that the Chinese regime is moving troops to the border with Hong Kong.

“Our Intelligence has informed us that the Chinese Government is moving troops to the Border with Hong Kong,” Trump wrote.

“Everyone should be calm and safe!”

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 (@realDonaldTrump) August 13, 2019

Trump’s tweet comes as protests in Hong Kong intensified, with protesters taking over terminals at the city’s international airport for the fifth day in opposition to police brutality and the government’s response to the extradition bill crisis.

The airport authority began suspending flights on Monday due to the protester presence. Some flights resumed on Tuesday morning, but by the end of the day, over 300 flights from 33 airlines were canceled, with no flights taking off or landing starting from the afternoon, effectively shutting down one of the world’s busiest transport hubs.

Over the past several days, Chinese officials and state media have escalated its rhetoric against the protesters, describing them as violent criminals who needed to be punished.

On Monday, hawkish state media Global Times posted a video on Twitter showing armored vehicles of China’s Armed Police assembling in Shenzhen, a city bordering Hong Kong.

“The People’s Armed Police have been assembling in Shenzhen, a city bordering Hong Kong, in advance of apparent large-scale exercises,” the Global Times said in the tweet.

(Excerpt) Read more at theepochtimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: chinaprotests; hongkong; prc; presidenttrump; trumpasia
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1 posted on 08/13/2019 10:57:15 AM PDT by KC_Lion
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To: KC_Lion

The CCP won’t tolerate much more disruption or closure of the airport which is impossible to contain with spin. They will send in the miltary and it will be another bloodbath.


2 posted on 08/13/2019 10:58:51 AM PDT by bigbob (Trust Trump. Trust the Plan.)
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To: KC_Lion
CNN needs to send Fredo Cuomo over to negotiate with the Chinese
3 posted on 08/13/2019 10:59:56 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob ("Other People's Money" = The life blood of Liberalism)
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To: KC_Lion

Here comes the hammer and sickle with snow peas in sweet and sour sauce.


4 posted on 08/13/2019 11:01:43 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: bigbob

Not surprised.


5 posted on 08/13/2019 11:07:48 AM PDT by Biggirl ("One Lord, one faith, one baptism" - Ephesians 4:5)
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To: SpaceBar

Well said.


6 posted on 08/13/2019 11:10:39 AM PDT by frank ballenger (End vote fraud,harvesting,non-citizen votforbing & leftist media news censorship or we are finished.)
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To: frank ballenger

I would like to remain hopeful about the situation, but the chicoms have a track record.


7 posted on 08/13/2019 11:17:58 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: KC_Lion

I hate to see this. Those young people just want to be free


8 posted on 08/13/2019 11:25:38 AM PDT by McGavin999 (injustice Roberts repeatedly making a mockery of the rule of law)
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To: KC_Lion

Perfect time to pile on and start moving manufacturing OUT of China. The world is seeing who they really are.


9 posted on 08/13/2019 11:30:57 AM PDT by Chauncey Gardiner
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To: Chauncey Gardiner

The world will not follow. HK is part of China.This IS coming to a head. Asian nations are scared because they know they’re next.


10 posted on 08/13/2019 11:33:11 AM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: KC_Lion

Mr. President, it sends a very bad signal to roll back your threatened tariffs in light of the aggression by the Communists against the people of Hong Kong.


11 posted on 08/13/2019 11:35:34 AM PDT by PTBAA
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To: Chauncey Gardiner

The world saw in back in Tienanmen Square, decades ago.


12 posted on 08/13/2019 11:45:56 AM PDT by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: DIRTYSECRET

>>The world will not follow. HK is part of China.This IS coming to a head. Asian nations are scared because they know they’re next.<<

You can bet your sweet patookas...there is a message for Taiwan in all this.


13 posted on 08/13/2019 11:46:25 AM PDT by servantboy777
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To: KC_Lion

I don’t care about Hong Kong.

Leave the 2a alone D.C. !


14 posted on 08/13/2019 11:54:29 AM PDT by AmericanCheeseFood (Fox Shadowbans People On Comments)
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To: PTBAA
Mr. President, it sends a very bad signal to roll back your threatened tariffs in light of the aggression by the Communists against the people of Hong Kong.

White house ph no.:

Comments: 202-456-1111

15 posted on 08/13/2019 12:00:12 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: PTBAA

I agree about the tariffs but this is not where we should draw the line. What the Chicoms do in Hong Kong is as irrelevant to me as what Putin does in the Ukraine. Absolutely no saber rattling is appropriate here.


16 posted on 08/13/2019 12:17:27 PM PDT by hardspunned
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To: DIRTYSECRET
"The world will not follow. HK is part of China"

China has no border with Hong Kong as it is a legal part of China. What would Trump do if Antifa shut down O'Hare airport? While we wish for peace and freedom for Hong Kong, words is about all we can offer in terms of support.

17 posted on 08/13/2019 1:44:57 PM PDT by buckalfa (Earth First ! We Will Strip Mine The Other Planets Later !)
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