Protesters rally inside the arrivals hall of Hong Kong International Airport on August 9. Photo: EPA-EFE
Hong Kong protests will not fizzle out on their own – Beijing needs to rethink its approach
Hong Kong protesters’ resolve should not be unfamiliar to the Communist Party with its history of struggle against the Kuomintang. A more draconian policy will only harden that resolve, but what can be achieved if the grip is loosened?