This week, Hong Kong rioters' violent acts further escalated. Stores, university campuses and restaurants were turned into battlegrounds.
Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Thursday that the most pressing task for Hong Kong at present is to bring violence and chaos to an end and restore order.
Xi made this clear stance of the Chinese government on Hong Kong's situation while he was attending the 11th BRICS summit in Brasilia, capital of Brazil.
(Video by Qiao Wai and Zhao Dantong)