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Peter G. de Krassel
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Peter G. de Krassel

Hongkongers are restoring order to their own city, brick by brick. Who needs the Carrie Lam administration?

  • Violent protesters have faced not only police brutality but also brigades of volunteers cleaning up after them. Hongkongers themselves – not the police, not the government – are leading the charge to get the city back on track

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Nicholas Ross Smith
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Nicholas Ross Smith

Hong Kong’s protests present Beijing with a no-win situation. Will it choose the path where it loses the least?

  • Being dependent on international goodwill to maintain trade, it’s in Beijing’s interests to handle Hong Kong with patience. But with leaders stoking nationalism, they may be tempted to deal with protesters decisively, to bolster legitimacy at home

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