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Aug 15, 2019 | 18:32 GMT

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China: U.S. State Department 'Deeply Concerned' by Reported Chinese Troop Movements Near Hong Kong

What Happened: The United States is "deeply concerned" by reports of Chinese troop movements along the border with Hong Kong, the State Department said Aug. 14, while urging Beijing to respect the city's autonomy, the South China Morning Post reported Aug. 15.

Why It Matters: The White House is reportedly facing growing pressure from the U.S. Congress and several members within the Trump administration to push back against China's Hong Kong policy more aggressively.

Background: Protesters were planning to hold new demonstrations in Hong Kong and Macau on Aug. 18 and Aug. 19, respectively, although local authorities reportedly denied both permits.

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