Lev Nachman, an expert in social movements in Hong Kong and Taiwan at the University of California, Irvine, said that while Yang's use of the caveat "signs of terrorism," rather than outright saying protesters were terrorists, was something of a silver lining, it suggested "harsh repression by the regime is now no longer off the table, especially if protests continue."

For the full story, please visit https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/13/asia/china-hong-kong-terrorism-intl-hnk/index.html.

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