Global Times Editor-In-Chief Says Hong Kong Airport Protesters Are ‘Self-Destructive’

The Daily Caller | 8/13/2019 | Staff
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A Chinese propaganda editor-in-chief said Hong Kong protesters are “self destructive,” AFP reported Tuesday.

Hu Xijin, editor-in-chief of the state-run tabloid Global Times, said on the social media website Weibo that the presence of Chinese military at the Shenzhen-Hong Kong border was a warning to protesters in Hong Kong that China can and will intervene if the situation does not improve, AFP reported.

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Hu’s comments come as thousands of protesters hold their second day of an organized sit-in at Hong Kong International Airport that began Monday in response to reports of a brutal police force being used against citizens during protests that took place across the region Sunday.

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“If the violent elements in Hong Kong do not understand this principle and fail to see the signal of the gathering of armed police in Shenzhen, their actions will be self-destructive,” Hu said.

“If they do not pull back from the cliff and continue to push the situation further beyond the critical point, the power of the state may come to Hong Kong at any time,” he added.

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Hu also tweeted a video by the state-run Global Times showing Chinese military heading toward the Shenzhen border.

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