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Nicholas Ross Smith
Opinion

Opinion

Nicholas Ross Smith

If Beijing is considering deploying the PLA in Hong Kong, it should heed the legacy of the Hungarian Revolution and act with care

  • In 1956, the Soviet Union forcefully quelled dissent in Hungary, and consequently lost moral standing in the cold war
  • China should remember this and consider what PLA intervention in Hong Kong would mean for its ‘peaceful rise’ narrative

Illustration: Stephen Case Illustration: Stephen Case
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Nicholas Ross Smith

Nicholas Ross Smith

Nicholas Ross Smith is an associate professor of international studies at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China.