A pro-Beijing demonstrator shouts slogans as she holds a Chinese flag during a rally in Hong Kong on December 7. Photo: Reuters
Philip Bowring
Opinion

Opinion

Philip Bowring

From China and India to Britain and the US, how nationalists’ push for centralisation threatens to tear their countries apart

  • Hong Kong’s crisis is rooted in Beijing’s determination to assert central authority, to the chagrin of its peripheries. Ironically, the nationalism that stokes such urges threatens unity, in China and around the world
A pro-Beijing demonstrator shouts slogans as she holds a Chinese flag during a rally in Hong Kong on December 7. Photo: Reuters
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