China has quietly doubled troop levels in Hong Kong, envoys say – Reuters.com

China has quietly doubled troop levels in Hong Kong, envoys say – Reuters.com

Last month, Beijing moved thousands of troops across the border into this restive city. They came in on trucks and armored cars, by bus and by ship. The state news agency Xinhua described the operation as a routine “rotation” of the low-key force China has kept in Hong Kong since the city’s handover from Britain in 1997. …

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