#China's state news agency Xinhua warns "the end is coming" for the Hong Kong protesters.
Undoubtedly it is. #Beijing cannot tolerate open insurrection--that is rarely a luxury authoritarian governments have. Sooner or later, the crackdown MUST happen.
The question is when and how violent will the crackdown be?
Another question is whether it will do any good to crack down. Hong Kong is pursuing freedom having once tasted it. All current indicators suggest the people of Hong Kong are determined to retain and even expand their freedoms.
The crackdown is coming. It might not do any good, but it is coming.