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China wages information warfare at Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters

As US and British flags (some from colonial times) were seen many times in the demonstrations, and with secretary-general of pro-democracy party Demosisto & self-appointed voice of protesters Joshua Wong Chi-Fung being photographed meeting with the political unit chief of the US Consulate General at the JW Marriott Hotel, Beijing doesn’t even have to force the Western manipulation narrative.

The latest violence at Hong Kong International Airport, with the sequestration of 2 Mainlanders suspected of being undercover PRC police officers, risks alienating popular support, something that we can only suppose Beijing is counting on…

After the not-so-subtle involvement of Hong Kong triad gang members on punitive expeditions against anti-Extradition Bill demonstrators, Chinese police is believed to have just massed about 12,000 military police in Shenzhen, right across the border with Hong Kong, officially to conduct anti-riot “drills”. With the PRC’s 70th anniversary just around the corner (October 1), quite a subtle psychological warfare tactic indeed…

https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/china-is-waging-a-disinformation-war-against-hong-kong-protesters

Picture credits: Weibo / South China Morning Post

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