The Chinese military conducted the latest rotation of its troops in Hong Kong on Thursday and was prepared to help maintain the city’s prosperity and stability, state media reported, amid massive anti-government protests. State news agency Xinhua reported the rotation at 4am on Thursday.
Armored vehicles were seen “rotating in” but none were seen “rotating out”.
Later on Thursday morning, a squadron of armed helicopters from the garrison’s air forces flew from the Southern Theatre Command to Shek Kong Airfield in Hong Kong. Unlike the arrival of the ground force and navy, which entered Hong Kong before dawn, this was a relatively high-profile move.
chinese PLA troops move into Hong Kong at 4am and call it a ‘normal rotation’. Funny, cameras didn’t pick up the troops that ‘rotated’ out. Do they think HKers are stupid? Emergency Regulations Ordinance coming soon…#HKexit #lamblies #chinalies https://t.co/x95FaXlGCi
— Kyle Bass (@Jkylebass) August 29, 2019
SOURCES- South China Morning Post, Twitter Kyle Bass
Written by Brian Wang, Nextbigfuture.com