Former World Bank president Robert Zoellick. Photo: AFP

Ex-World Bank chief Robert Zoellick says Hong Kong leaders have lost touch, warns of ‘dangerous situation’

  • Former top US trade official laments the new view in Washington that cooperation with Beijing has failed, but remains optimistic the two powers can turn their ties around
  • Americans are unnerved by China’s use of technology to monitor its population, Zoellick adds, and ‘many people in the US find it creepy’
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Former World Bank president Robert Zoellick. Photo: AFP
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Wang Xiangwei
Wang Xiangwei
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SCMP Columnist

China Briefing by Wang Xiangwei

Forget Lam’s extradition U-turn, Xi’s channelling of Mao shows he’s about to get tough on Hong Kong

  • Any optimism that the crisis has been defused is likely to be short-lived
  • Protesters may feel emboldened – and if they do, they have misread the mood in Beijing

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