Beijing unlikely to intervene in Hong Kong but police under pressure to end protests, analysts say

As featured in South China Morning Post

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“Beijing is to some degree also grandstanding as the political winds back home in China appear to be increasingly angry against the protesters, and taking a hard line like this over the protesters plays well,” he said. “This escalatory rhetoric reflects Beijing’s unhappiness with what is going on and the Hong Kong government’s inability to bring this situation to a conclusion.”