China: Following a sit-in protest in Hong Kong’s airport, which forced them to shut down, central authorities found their chance to start taking action. Flights were stopped, both incoming and outgoing, unless passengers were already checked in or en route to the airport. The sit-in was in retaliation for Hong Kong police shooting a girl in the face with a bean bag round, causing facial deformity and blindness in one eye. Central authorities have started calling these protests and riots acts of terrorism. This language used by them allows Chinese military personal to move in because terrorism is handled by central authorities and not Hong Kong police forces. By using this language, central authorities have now laid the framework for them to move the Chinese Military into Hong Kong and start taking control of the situation. The Peoples Liberation Army has been staged at Shenzhen, believed to begin moving into Hong-Kong sometime this week.
Written by: Nataliia Zdrok, Threat Intelligence Analyst at Binary Defense Russia’s invasion of Ukraine increased