The increasingly open challenge to Beijing's authority, under the cloak of the quest for democracy, has radically raised the stakes. Photo: AFP
The increasingly open challenge to Beijing's authority, under the cloak of the quest for democracy, has radically raised the stakes. Photo: AFP

Hong Kong protests are a direct challenge to Beijing's rule

Regina Ip says the Occupy protests and the interminable arguments over democracy in Hong Kong are a direct challenge to Beijing's rule. Will 'one country, two systems' hold?

The increasingly open challenge to Beijing's authority, under the cloak of the quest for democracy, has radically raised the stakes. Photo: AFP
The increasingly open challenge to Beijing's authority, under the cloak of the quest for democracy, has radically raised the stakes. Photo: AFP
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