Vandalism of the Chinese national emblem at the central government’s liaison office in Hong Kong is a mistake. It makes it easier for Beijing to present mass protests in Hong Kong as a foreign plot. Photo: Reuters
Philip Bowring
Opinion

Opinion

Philip Bowring

When bad ideas happen to Hong Kong protesters and Beijing

  • Protesters in Hong Kong made a strategic mistake when they vandalised the liaison office. But over in London and Beijing, the authorities are labouring under dangerous delusions about their power

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Vandalism of the Chinese national emblem at the central government’s liaison office in Hong Kong is a mistake. It makes it easier for Beijing to present mass protests in Hong Kong as a foreign plot. Photo: Reuters
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