US President Donald Trump said Thursday he would be taking a hands-off approach towards unrest in Hong Kong as China flexed its military muscle in a sign of growing frustration over weeks of pro-democracy rallies in the former British colony. The semi-autonomous southern Chinese city has endured two months of protests that began with a government bid to introduce a law that would have allowed extraditions to mainland China. Authorities have shown no sign of backing down, and China’s military on Wednesday released a propaganda video showing a drill in which armed troops quell a protest in Hong Kong.
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