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David Lampton
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David Lampton

The US has a role to play in the escalating Hong Kong crisis – as a moderating force

  • Washington is not the ‘black hand’ Beijing believes it to be. But neither should it wash its hands of the crisis, as Trump has apparently done
  • However limited its role, the US should be urging restraint on all sides and highlighting the credible repercussions beyond Hong Kong of any crackdown

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Tom Plate
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Tom Plate

Washington should stop shooting its mouth off about Hong Kong, when even Donald Trump is being sensible

  • The chaos in Hong Kong comes as the US-China relationship wanders into dangerous territory. It is now believed in Washington that Beijing can do no right because the Communist Party can only do wrong

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