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Hong Kong alarmed as Chinese troops pour into city.

Thousands of Chinese troops streamed into Hong Kong in the small hours of Thursday morning, prompting alarmed witness reports after weeks of threats from Beijing to intervene militarily in the city’s protest crisis. Chinese state media later described the move as an “annual… routine” rotation of Hong Kong’s permanent garrison. …

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Beijing bans solo tourists from heading to Taiwan.

The Chinese government announced Wednesday that it will suspend a program allowing solo tourists from 47 cities to visit Taiwan, amid rising cross-strait tensions. In a statement, China’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism said the travel ban would come into force on August 1, effectively banning all individual leisure travel …

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