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    Hong Kong's Students Hunker Down for Fight

    The focus of the Chinese territory's months-long protest movement is increasingly shifting to students, who are fortifying their makeshift outposts at several university campuses as clashes with police intensify. Demonstrators are stockpiling food and makeshift weaponry, such as catapults and Molotov cocktails. Meanwhile, Chinese state-run tabloid Global Times warned protesters they're "on the edge of doom."

    Could Beijing really move in? Experts believe that by refusing to draw a so-called red line, the central government is avoiding the prospect of losing face if it chooses not to act.

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