China warns Hong Kong protesters not to mistake restraint for weakness

Reuters

Posted at Aug 06 2019 03:28 PM

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Yang Guang of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office of the State Council attends a news conference on the current situation in Hong Kong, in Beijing, China, August 6, 2019. Jason Lee, Reuters

BEIJING - Radical protesters in Hong Kong are pushing the city into an abyss, China's Hong Kong affairs office said on Tuesday, warning that they must not misjudge the situation and mistake China's restraint for weakness.

A spokesperson for the office told a news briefing in Beijing that anti-China forces were the "behind-the-scenes masterminds" instigating violence in the Chinese territory.