Hong Kong police say there’s no plan or protocol for a Beijing intervention

Ephrat Livni
Hong Kong police say there’s no plan or protocol for a Beijing intervention

The summer of discontent in Hong Kong continues. As demonstrations have become increasingly heated, speculation has risen about when, how, and whether authorities in Beijing will send reinforcements to help Hong Kong police quell the opposition. Certainly, China hasn’t let the brouhaha go unremarked upon or unpunished—it recently applied pressure on Cathay Pacific Airways, Hong Kong’s largest air carrier, for example.