24 July, 2019
A few days after another round of violent protests rocked Hong Kong, Beijing on Wednesday issued its harshest warning yet to the citizens of Hong Kong:
"The behavior of some radical protesters challenges the central government’s authority,touching on the bottom line principle of 'one country, two systems,'" Colonel Wu said during a news conference in Beijing where he laid out the government's new strategy. "That absolutely cannot be tolerated."
"This is nothing new," he said.The defense plan also criticized Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen's Democratic Progressive Party for "stepping up efforts to sever the connection with the mainland." Hong Kong, of course, is governed by officials selected by Beijing, but the protests have posed their own unique problems for the Communist Party.