Trump has so far been muted on the growing unrest in Hong Kong, saying it is an internal affair for China, while acknowledging that the protesters "are looking for democracy".
Increasingly violent demonstrations in Hong Kong have plunged the Chinese-ruled territory into its most serious crisis in decades, presenting Chinese leader Xi Jinping with one of his biggest popular challenges and raising fears of direct intervention by Beijing.
On Monday, both the Global Times and People's Daily posted a short video clip showing dozens of Armored Personnel Carriers (APC) traveling in a convoy to Guangdong province's Shenzhen ahead of what a Beijing military expert claims are regular exercises.
"Societies are best served when diverse political views are respected and can be freely and peacefully expressed".
Amnesty International is calling on all governments to suspend transfers of less lethal "crowd control" equipment to Hong Kong until a full and independent investigation is carried out, and adequate safeguards are put in place.
Myanmar floods: Death toll due to landslide climbs to 59
Yay town in Monday state becomes the worst-hit town as about two-thirds of the town has been submerged since late Saturday. Hundreds of emergency response workers were still pulling victims out of the muddy wreckage in Paung township on Sunday.