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GREG WILPERT Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Greg Wilpert in Baltimore.

The issue of whether China intends to send troops into Hong Kong to repress the wave of protests happening there at the moment came to the forefront last week when China’s Ministry of Defense released a new strategy paper outlining exactly such a possibility. The white paper mentions that the agreement between China and Hong Kong allows China to garrison 14,000 troops in Hong Kong. The 69-page strategy paper is now being presented as proof of China’s imperial ambitions. Also, because it mentions the possibility of a military intervention in Taiwan in case there is an effort to formalize Taiwan’s independence. Wu Qian, the Spokesman for the Chinese Ministry of Defense, presented parts of the white paper at a press conference last week.

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