The most effective way for Beijing to calm resistance is to assert less control, not more.

With white paper, Beijing may have achieved the opposite of what it wants

Michael C. Davis says not only does the white paper raise doubts about Beijing's commitment to the rule of law, but its tough stance has also inflamed, not frightened, Hong Kong protesters

Topic |   Beijing White Paper 2014

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The most effective way for Beijing to calm resistance is to assert less control, not more.
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