Will China stop Hong Kong's protests?

  • Published: 11 August 2019
  • China has warned it might be losing patience with what it calls a 'colour revolution' in Hong Kong.
    It's said those who play with fire must not mistake Beijing's restraint for weakness - they will eventually be punished.
    A few days after that warning, protesters were back on the streets for the tenth straight weekend.
    They've defied a police ban on some of the marches, and again faced teargas.
    Activists have also staged a protest at the international airport, to make arriving tourists aware of their campaign.
    Protesters want chief executive leader Carrie Lam to resign, greater democratic reform and an inquiry into alleged police violence.
    But Lam says her priority is to stop the unrest, that she says has hurt the city's economy.
    What options does China have, to deal with anger in Hong Kong?
    And is a military intervention possible?

    Presenter: Mohamed Jamjoom

    Tom Grundy, Editor-in-Chief and founder of Hong Kong Free Press
    Einar Tangen, China Political Analyst and Advises the Chinese government on economic and development issues.
    Steve Tsang, Director of the China Institute at SOAS University of London.

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Comments • 2 493

  • Eiki Eiko
    Eiki Eiko  1 months back

    The President of china same animal

    • 彭于晏
      彭于晏  2 months back


        THE ARBITER  2 months back

        Sorry no democracy is on the line they already started they will fight to their dying breathes for what they believe in. I'm not easily turned over by someone who values money over lives

        • Margaret Schadegg
          Margaret Schadegg  2 months back

          China owns Africa..China wants the Earth....leave Hong Kong alone...

          • hugh phung
            hugh phung  2 months back

            No the longest the better because all the trailer will come out at that time it will clear up before hanging over to China with clean and no trailer at that time

            • Carlos Chua
              Carlos Chua  2 months back

              I think you lack information
              Ask a high school students here
              Who support...who funded
              Kids knew...you dont know?

              • Carlos Chua
                Carlos Chua  2 months back

                They gonna returned...
                No protest no riot
                No salary from ....???

                • Phongy 401
                  Phongy 401  2 months back

                  Tom is not honest!

                  • Pedro Daniel Pfaff
                    Pedro Daniel Pfaff  2 months back

                    How come they never asked the White Man for universal suffrage. Now not even considering themselves as China Men they demand from China rights that they were to afraid to demand from Bwana.

                    • Bee Wah Tan
                      Bee Wah Tan  2 months back

                      Stop listening to the Western news. They are always there to promote hatred & violent n their trade marks. Their time is near n coming soon

                      • ElPocho DelMundo
                        ElPocho DelMundo  2 months back

                        Einar Tangen insinuates the utter falsehood that because some HKers have met with high level American officials, that is evidence that the US is financially and/ or organizationally sponsoring the HKers in some alleged effort toward revolution against Beijing, the the CCP. This again is utterly false and without foundation. These American officials have been very clear and persistent in defining their support aimed at CCP's living up to the very terms inscribed PRC international agreements regarding one country two systems. PRC is all the time encroaching on the very terms of the agreement which handed HK back over from UK colonial status to the rule under PRC. HKers seek, e.g. universal suffrage, but there has not been a single step forward and many steps back from this. The US officials define their support, which is only at this point moral support, in terms of adherence to the agreement. Mr. Tangen speaks falsely. Is it ignorance, stupidity or lying?

                        • Sheriff Donut
                          Sheriff Donut  2 months back

                          Why keep saying protest it is a full fledged riot which has to be stopped through the deployment of peoples armed police from guangdong province

                          • Drako-shi
                            Drako-shi  2 months back

                            Tom is a lier. Residents are turning against them and USA is supporting them. Apple even created an app for them to keep track of the police movement. An official apple app. Where are the older protests? How come only kids decided to protest? Tom couldn't even stop smiling and laughing. You want to stop China but you just don't know how.

                            • Kay Bass
                              Kay Bass  2 months back

                              In Daniel 2: 31-46 a description of our days is described. An immense 'image' represents the political system. The 'feet' of the 'image', where we are today [this image is like a time line of political world powers] there are people, who are not sticking together; just as iron is not sticking with clay. So 'iron-like' totalitarian political powers are not 'sticking together' with 'clay' like ordinary people who want a say in government. So this results [in our days; the conclusion of this system] is protests and riots seen in 28 countries in Q4 of 2019. These countries are:
                              Spain, Sudan, Russia, Egypt, Uganda, Indonesia, Ukraine, Peru, Hong Kong, Zimbabwe, Colombia, France, Turkey, Venezuela, The Netherlands, Ethiopia, Brazil, Malawi, Algeria, Iraq, Haiti, Ecuador, Lebanon, Chile, Guinea, Pakistan, Bolivia and Iran.
                              The 'vision' of Daniel CONTINUES, with a 'Stone' that is cut, [not by hands] that represents Christ Jesus; ' The Stone that the builders rejected, but was glorious in the sight of God' 2Peter 2: 6 This 'Stone'; Christ arrived in power and glory, as also seen in Matthew 24: 29, 30 impacts this 'political image' and DESTROYS IT, so that is resembles 'chaff upon the wind'. So the political system's authority ENDS when Christ arrives; and Christ arrives like an impacting 'Stone' when we also see the protests and riots; [as outlined above] This 'Stone' became a 'large mountain' that 'filled the earth'. A long-lasting enduring object....the earthly Kingdom of God that is outlined in Daniel 2: 44....is the end result of these events now seen.
                              Christ arrives at the 'Sunrise' of God's Kingdom, which is also referred to in Psalms 46: 4-6. This is talking about wars, wrath, and a financial meltdown. CHRIST ARRIVES in power and great glory, and the political system is decimated completely. Revelation 19: 11, 19-21.

                              And the result of this is seen in Matthew 25: 31, 34 when the 'sheep-like' true Christians are already inside God's Kingdom at the time of Christ's arrival. Psalms 37: 11, 29 Revelation 7: 9, 14-17. These are the SURVIVORS of this crisis.
                              So the answer to this is: Will Beijing step in? Jehovah God, and Christ Jesus arrive at the Sunrise Revelation 16: 12. Malachi 4: 2.THIS is also the time WAR appears between the US, Israel, and IRAN Daniel 11: 44, 45 Daniel 8: 20, 23-25.
                              "The great city split into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell...."Revelation 16: 19. Christendom vs Muslim; and Muslim vs Jewry.
                              THIS is the arrival of the END of this system Romans 9: 28 and Jehovah God, and Christ Jesus are dealing with this crisis Personally. "And the way was prepared for the kings of the rising of the sun..." Revelation 16: 12.
                              Do you have a question about the Great tribulation? You would be surprised about the amount of information is in Scripture. ASK.

                              • Alex Mattie
                                Alex Mattie  2 months back

                                China Already lost.Students will always be respected for yrears to come and thou not fully understood but there heroes for slaves that desire freedom but dont have the spirit to stand up for themselves...STUDENTS R HERO'S
                                To bad kids have more fight then elders

                                • plb475
                                  plb475  2 months back

                                  One guy try to build road to other countries, the other two try to build wall or three if you include trump, that’s not good to improve living standards

                                  • Juan Batista
                                    Juan Batista  2 months back

                                    So that statement from Beijing to punish those seeking Democratic change would be grounds for Political asylum .

                                    • Linda Tsui
                                      Linda Tsui  2 months back

                                      Everyone talking on the stage is lying to the public. Stop lying !!!

                                      • Setsuo Sakairi
                                        Setsuo Sakairi  2 months back

                                        Must stop. Any how

                                        • Ryan Zad
                                          Ryan Zad  3 months back

                                          oh god china send their communist army, protesters need to stop

                                          • Baby Lon
                                            Baby Lon  3 months back

                                            This is democracy,riot,protest,freedom of speech,chaos.Welcome democracy.

                                            • Carlos Melendez
                                              Carlos Melendez  3 months back

                                              No China don’t wanna go there . China is smart they knew the west waiting for it . They’re playing Tom and Jerry . Catch and release. All the damages in HongKong iBeijing can made in China 🇨🇳

                                              • Chris
                                                Chris  3 months back

                                                Trouble makers should face execution.

                                                • Tim Weaver
                                                  Tim Weaver  3 months back

                                                  Hong Kong will be the next Vietnam for China. They may use their military might but dont underestimate the resolve of the average man. We in the US know this because we made the same mistake in Vietnam. You can't conquer the minds of those who dont agree with you ruling party.

                                                  • Alibaba Chiam
                                                    Alibaba Chiam  3 months back

                                                    All these stupid protester think like history war time...can protest....fight..
                                                    Now no need to fight..just wait and see..
                                                    How long can HK people can wait...

                                                  • Alibaba Chiam
                                                    Alibaba Chiam  3 months back

                                                    All people hate protecter..cos...no economy..no money..no busines..no hope..bankrap..children,family, old people all suffer...stupid...

                                                    • Alibaba Chiam
                                                      Alibaba Chiam  3 months back

                                                      Protesters are stupid ...dont do reseach..u kill your self and your family...and other..and your economy ..stupid..

                                                      • Alibaba Chiam
                                                        Alibaba Chiam  3 months back

                                                        .what will be will be..China will take everybody...but not give up HK or Marco or Taiwan..
                                                        Dont waste time play politic...Take care your familly...

                                                        • Dr. Narayana Rao
                                                          Dr. Narayana Rao  3 months back

                                                          Military operations pl. To stop stupid activists meaning less agitation

                                                          • Alibaba Chiam
                                                            Alibaba Chiam  3 months back

                                                            China never give up..HK, Marco and Taiwan...just wait..until u all die...no hope ...u know?

                                                            • Alibaba Chiam
                                                              Alibaba Chiam  3 months back

                                                              Stupid Protester...dont how to do Research...longer the Protest....HK will go bankrup..u know..?
                                                              Let them do it..live lets die...!

                                                              • Alibaba Chiam
                                                                Alibaba Chiam  3 months back

                                                                Boss good...wil not...will let HK die..by it self..
                                                                Shenzhen will be the next HK..u know..?

                                                                • Steven Hinh
                                                                  Steven Hinh  3 months back

                                                                  Chaotics movement people getting hurt is not kool the hong kong people should just go on strike no workforce .pack food and all stay at home. It will be a dead city without people look like zombies dead city

                                                                  • JVS 3
                                                                    JVS 3  3 months back

                                                                    Time for HK police to start SHOOTING RIOTERS. It is now a terrorist threat to the society of Hong Kong and its citizens and economic stability.
                                                                    These are now out of control violent destructive terrorists animals.
                                                                    START SHOOTING THEM AND SAVE HONG KONG. Their worthless animal lives are not as important as Hong Kong’s society and future.
                                                                    Start SHOOTING “any” rioter destroying property, committing violence, vandalism, assaulting or attacking citizens or police.
                                                                    It is now a war for Hong Kong’s civil society.
                                                                    SHOOT THEM they are now terrorist destroying your society and city.
                                                                    If you don’t then HK authorities will be responsible for the collapse of Hong Kong

                                                                    • Marcus Goodfolk
                                                                      Marcus Goodfolk  3 months back

                                                                      Let's go to war

                                                                      • Michael Young
                                                                        Michael Young  3 months back

                                                                        Since WW2, Beijing played the game of the West and beat them. What makes anyone think Beijing is going to lose this one? The West is struggling just to get their youth to complete High School.

                                                                        • Cindy liew
                                                                          Cindy liew  3 months back

                                                                          Steve Tsang talks as if he doesn't know anything. He must one of the accomplic.

                                                                          • Cindy liew
                                                                            Cindy liew  3 months back

                                                                            Too much support and interference from UK/US who likes this to continue. They have hidden agenda.

                                                                            • Cindy liew
                                                                              Cindy liew  3 months back

                                                                              If such Riots happen in their own country, they would not hesitate to use the strongest force, eg. Shoot, etc... to stop it. Hypocrite!

                                                                          • Chongyee Yap
                                                                            Chongyee Yap  3 months back

                                                                            PRC has lived up to her commitment under the Joint Declaration, that is all that counts ! At this stage of developments, it will be foolish for China to intervene, because it will have to mean China will have to shoot a couple hundred rioters to restore Law & Order. There is no profit in that. These riots were consequently the Anglo-American conspiracy to bring down the Communist Party of China Government, starting a pinhole from Hong Long. To my observation, I can see that a majority of HK people thinks it is a good idea; and I quote an ancient Chinese saying, "HE WHO TIES THE KNOT, SHALL BARE THE RESPONSIBILITY TO UNTIE THE KNOT". Hong Kong can save themselves, they have to invite motherland to intervene; only solution to save Hong Kong.

                                                                            • Johnniet Young
                                                                              Johnniet Young  3 months back

                                                                              You wanna be death American。It's none of your business。

                                                                              • G gaffgaff
                                                                                G gaffgaff  3 months back

                                                                                I’ve heard Taiwan id secretly helping fund them. I forget who exactly said it-but it was a Hong Kong official who suggested it. Power to them I say

                                                                                • wori lek
                                                                                  wori lek  3 months back

                                                                                  wether you like it or not china will rule HK eventually.this will not change.for those who so use to british rule can migrate to UK and pro democracy group can go to usa.hope they can support you to protest if you disagree with their rule when you migrate there..

                                                                                  • Thought Kernel
                                                                                    Thought Kernel  3 months back

                                                                                    something ,I'd have to say about this tom..citizens hating on police ..comment .

                                                                                    let's see what hapens if this vandalism is left uncheck ..police dont bother ....at that point it will be quite evident whose in the wrong .
                                                                                    wanting to live by rule of law meaning respecting the law ...hongkongers have gone bonkers ...police are citizens too ...dont be so naive , stupid reported
                                                                                    saying free press and all ,but being super biased .

                                                                                    • Thought Kernel
                                                                                      Thought Kernel  3 months back

                                                                                      foreign forces perhaps not funding these students but definately encouraging them ..if more voilence and chaos takes place ..hongkong and China stand to lose ...whearas ..US and taiwan gain ..

                                                                                      and kmowing US its not just a possibility ,its a given ....marshal islands ,equador, gadafii ,iraq to name a few .

                                                                                      • me you
                                                                                        me you  3 months back

                                                                                        United they stand🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗 power is in the people's favor. Usa is divided we are slaves here in usa

                                                                                        • Dragodreap Alex
                                                                                          Dragodreap Alex  3 months back

                                                                                          Hong Kong people support students protest Carrie lam most resign

                                                                                          • dtvqa
                                                                                            dtvqa  3 months back

                                                                                            China should ignore these peasants. There's no need to waste gov't money sending in the Chinese military. Let these scavengers destroy their own city. They will suffer a slow death. Foreign investors will leave HK. Tourist will not travel to HK. Job loses will sky rocket. These cowards will be left with jobs cleaning toilets.

                                                                                            • Framecount Law
                                                                                              Framecount Law  4 months back

                                                                                              Does Hong Kong protesters know there are so dependable on water, food and power supply from China?

                                                                                              And they want to mess with China?