Posted: 15 August 2019
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Falanx Assynt’s Geopolitical Intelligence Director Alex Sehmer provides expert assessment in the latest Newsweek article on the growing protests in Hong Kong and the potential future implications.
Alexander Sehmer, director of geopolitical intelligence at Falanx Assynt, told Newsweek that the build-up of troops is more about posturing than a statement of genuine intent to deploy mainland forces in Hong Kong because “the economic and political risks associated with intervention are too great.”
“If violence continues to escalate, Beijing may provide undercover mainland officers to help bolster the efforts of the Hong Kong police. This sort of intervention is more likely, as it could be plausibly denied,” he said.