Trams are stranded as half a million protesters take to the streets in Hong Kong on July 1, 2003, to protest against the controversial Article 23 national security bill. Photo: AFP
David A. Rezvani
Opinion

Opinion

David A. Rezvani

Has China forgotten how order was restored to Hong Kong after the 2003 Article 23 national security protests?

  • Instead of hardline tactics and threats of military intervention, Hu Jintao’s administration defused the crisis by collecting public opinion from Hong Kong directly, holding local leaders accountable and increasing economic reassurances

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Trams are stranded as half a million protesters take to the streets in Hong Kong on July 1, 2003, to protest against the controversial Article 23 national security bill. Photo: AFP
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