China’s troops have said that they are ready to ‘smash’ any anti-government activities in Hong Kong after a new national security law bill proposed by Beijing re-ignited pro-democracy rallies in the financial hub. Chen Daoxiang, Beijing’s army chief in Hong Kong, said he and his soldiers were ready as he showed his ‘resolute support’ for the proposed legislation, which could ban pro-democracy protests in the semi-autonomous city. The Chinese parliament is expected to pass the bill at a major political conference this week amid mounting global fears that Beijing could take full control of the city. Chen Daoxiang, Beijing’s army chief in Hong Kong, said he and his soldiers were ready to quash pro-democracy rallies. Pictured, members of the People’s Liberation Army perform drills during a demonstration at the Shek Kong Barracks on June 30, 2018, in Hong Kong The national security law bill proposed by Beijing has re-ignited anti-government rallies in the financial hub. Pictured, pro-democracy supporters take part in a rally on May 24 in Hong Kong The Chinese parliament is expected to pass the bill at a major political conference this week amid mounting global fears that Beijing could take full control of the city. Pictured, a Hong… Read full this story
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