Trump confirms China moving troops to Hong Kong border

  • Trump confirms China moving troops to Hong Kong border

Trump confirms China moving troops to Hong Kong border

"The government doesn't forbid Thais from going to Hong Kong because it is their personal right".

Fiji Airways says it is closely monitoring the situation in Hong Kong and assessing its impact on their schedule as chaotic scenes on a second consecutive day of massive anti-government protests have paralysed Hong Kong International Airport.

The flight was on Monday, it said in an emailed statement to Reuters.

Protests began 10 weeks ago in opposition to a bill that would allow the territory to extradite people facing criminal charges to mainland China, but the movement has expanded to include wider calls for democracy.

Sections of the Hong Kong business elite, concerned at Beijing's encroachment on their interests, had initially supported the protests against the extradition bill but are now calling for an end to the protest movement.

At least three men were mobbed inside the airport by protesters.

As of 4.30pm on Tuesday, Chek Lap Kok airport had already cancelled all remaining departing flights for a second day.

Tuesday was not the first time that protesters have used violent tactics.

Three videos, in particular, one of an Australian tourist arguing with protesters, another of an expatriate from South Africa upset over the protests, and one of a tourist from Turkey angry protesters at the airport, have been circulating on social media.

President Donald Trump said reports from USA intelligence agencies shows the Chinese government is moving troops to its border with Hong Kong.

Chinese government authorities strongly condemned the protesters Wednesday, describing their actions as having "broken the bottom line of the law, morality and humanity".

State-run media posted videos this week of the People's Armed Police, a paramilitary force specializing in riot control, assembling across the border in Shenzhen. "Everyone should be calm and safe!" he commented. "I hope it works out peacefully, nobody gets hurt, nobody gets killed", he said. US President Donald Trump said in a tweet on Tuesday.

The city's largest airline outlined its "zero tolerance" approach in a memo sent days after Chinese authorities took steps to prevent Cathay workers who participate in protests from flying to mainland China or passing through the country's airspace.

On Monday, as demonstrators shut down Hong Kong's airport, a Chinese official said Hong Kong had reached a "critical moment" and that protesters "have begun to show signs of terrorism". I get reports all day.