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another weekend of violent protests in Hong Kong has prompted a rare public statement from the central government in Beijing , representatives of its Hong Kong and Macau affairs office scene here called a press conference to condemn the protests that they say undermines the rule of law the protests show no sign of abating though and questions are starting to mount over where the threshold may be for calling in the Chinese military to support the police the Hong Kong affairs office was asked to this during the press conference they responded only by pointing to the city's constitution as they have in the past it allows city officials to request military help although neither the city nor Beijing have given any specifics the government also repeated its support for city administrator Carrie lam in the Hong Kong police officials claim western countries are stoking the unrest