An anti-extradition bill protester holds a placard that reads “liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our times” outside the People’s Liberation Army headquarters on August 18. Photo: Reuters

Hong Kong protesters’ misguided tactics and demands for democracy may come back to haunt the city

Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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An anti-extradition bill protester holds a placard that reads “liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our times” outside the People’s Liberation Army headquarters on August 18. Photo: Reuters
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Robert Delaney
Robert Delaney
Opinion

SCMP Columnist

On Balance by Robert Delaney

Donald Trump has no deep convictions about Hong Kong or democracy, he just wants to win an election

  • The US president has changed his mind about the Hong Kong protests because taking Xi Jinping’s side would hurt his re-election chances
  • His flip-flop on Hong Kong is also indicative of his failing trade war with China

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