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China Warns Hong Kong “Not to Play with Fire” in the Tenth Weekend of Protests

August 9, 2019

Episode Notes:

Ahead of the tenth consecutive weekend of protests in Hong Kong, neither the government nor demonstrators are giving an inch of ground. This morning, protesters occupied Hong Kong's international airport for the weekend. What's Beijing's strategy to manage the protests?

Dean Cheng, Senior Research Fellow at the Asian Studies Center, and the Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy at the Heritage Foundation, joins the WarCast to share key updates from the last month and share insights on Hong Kong's protester aspirations.

[ 0:17] Introduction
[ 0:46 ] Timeline of the last month
[ 3:45 ] How protester demands have evolved
[ 6:23 ] Beiling's strategy
[ 8:18 ] China blames the U.S. for stoking unrest

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