Illustration: Craig Stephens
Phil C. W. Chan
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Phil C. W. Chan

China and the US should be wary of the historical parallels with 1914

  • A catalyst setting a rising power and its allies against an entrenched power in a bloody conflict where no one wins? It happened last century in Europe, and could again if Beijing cracks down hard on Hong Kong

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Illustration: Craig Stephens
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Demonstrators attend a rally at Chater Garden in Hong Kong on August 16. Photo: Bloomberg
David Dodwell
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Inside Out by David Dodwell

China will think long and hard before sending in the PLA – it needs the Hong Kong ‘experiment’ to work, and it wants Taiwan back

  • There is still time for the violent protests to be reined in. Hong Kong remains an indispensable connector between mainland companies and the world, and the city stands as proof of China’s commitment to the market-driven global economy

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Demonstrators attend a rally at Chater Garden in Hong Kong on August 16. Photo: Bloomberg
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