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HONG KONG PROTESTS: Would China risk another Tiananmen in Hong Kong?

AFP, BEIJING

“They will be wearing Hong Kong Police uniform so it won’t be a formal deployment,” Lam said.

There have already been rumors that such an exercise is under way, leading the Hong Kong police to issue a statement last week flatly rejecting “allegations” of Chinese reinforcements among their ranks.

One of the leaders of the 1989 Tiananmen protests, Wuer Kaixi, said that the Chinese leadership was too driven by self-interest to consider any armed intervention.

“I believe they have learned the lesson that the price of using the military is very high,” he said from Taiwan, where he lives.

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