Money, muscle, media: How China has handled Hong Kong protests
Here is a look at Beijing's efforts so far to squash a movement that has refused to die.
After a tense airport siege, which saw protesters assault two Chinese nationals
On Monday American tech giants Twitter and Facebook said they had
Chinese ambassadors have hit global television networks to decry the protesters.
China's indignant social media lit up in outrage at the airline - the hashtag #boycottcathaypacificairline has racked up tens of millions of views.
A Taiwanese bubble tea franchise and a popular Japanese sports drink have also felt online fury, while the so-called 'Big Four' accounting firms in Hong Kong have been hammered for a perceived failure to take to task employees who crowdfunded an ad in support of the protests.
"Of course, it is easier to convince the businessmen because they have a lot of interests in mainland China," said Ivan Choy, a senior lecturer at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
As violence intensified so did the messaging from the central Chinese government with the threat of a crackdown by mainland security forces stalking the protests.
Last week thousands of Chinese military personnel waving red flags paraded at a sports stadium in Shenzhen, a Chinese city across the border from Hong Kong.Read more: CNA
Money, muscle, media: how China has handled Hong Kong protestsChina has deployed a three-pronged strategy to suffocate pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong -- propaganda, economic leverage and intimidation. Here is a look at Beijing's efforts so far to squash a movement that has refused to die. - Shaping the narrative - As protests erupted in June, discussion
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