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China warns Hong Kong protesters not to mistake restraint for weakness

Reuters BEIJING, CHINA Aug 06, 2019, 04.35 PM (IST)

Radical protesters in Hong Kong must not mistake China's restraint for weakness, China's Hong Kong affairs office said on Tuesday, vowing that the "violent criminals" pushing the city toward a "dangerous abyss" would be brought to justice. Hong Kong has suffered weeks of sometimes violent protests that began with opposition to a now-suspended extradition law that would have allowed suspects to be tried in mainland courts.