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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

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