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Josef Gregory Mahoney
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Opinion

Josef Gregory Mahoney

Tiananmen’s lesson: if Hong Kong’s protesters want a fight, Beijing will certainly give it to them

  • The leaders of China’s Communist Party have learned from both Tiananmen and the fall of the Soviet Union not to give in
  • The mainland Chinese public also appears to have little sympathy for Hongkongers, which will free Beijing’s hand to act decisively

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