HongKong, Aug 13 US President Donald Trump said that US intelligence had informed him of Chinese troop movements near the Hong Kong border as protests has forced the Hong Kong International Airport to cancel all flights o the second day in a row.Chinese troop movement is being seen in Shenzhen.
“Our Intelligence has informed us that the Chinese Government is moving troops to the Border with Hong Kong. Everyone should be calm and safe!,” Trump said.
Trump told reporters in New Jersey that the protests in Hong Kong were a “very tough situation,” but he predicted that it would “work out.”
— Alexandre Krauss (@AlexandreKrausz) August 12, 2019
Taking to twitter, Trump has landed in Pennsylvania for a tour of the Shell Pennsylvania Petrochemicals Complex and is tweeting about the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.
“Many are blaming me, and the United States, for the problems going on in Hong Kong. I can’t imagine why?,” Trump said.
Mass protests has been continuing in Hong Kong despite the government shelving the proposed extradition legislation.
The bill has been stalled, but the citizens want it scrapped and Chief Executive Lam ousted. Protesters say the extradition law is part of a campaign by Beijing to undermine the semi-autonomous region’s democratic institutions.
Experts say the simmering anger against Beijing’s increasing interference in Hong Kong’s affairs sparked the latest protests.The demonstrators had shut down operations at one of the world’s busiest transport hubs for the second consecutive day as thousands of pro-democracy protesters blocked passengers from reaching entrances to the departure area in both terminals.
Riot police clashed with pro-democracy protesters at Hong Kong’s airport late Tuesday night as Officers armed with pepper spray and swinging batons confronted the protesters who used luggage carts to barricade entrances to the airport terminal.
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