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Why mainland students in US don’t sympathise with Hong Kong protesters

  • Many Chinese mainland students in the US enjoy broad access to news and Western social mores, but still oppose the protests in Hong Kong
  • That is largely because they value economic success and political stability over personal freedom
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Beijing has said the protesters in Hong Kong should not expect the West to solve their problems. Photo: Sam Tsang

‘West can’t solve your problems,’ China’s Communist Party tells Hong Kong protesters

  • Those who ‘call on people to take to the streets’ have nothing to offer but ‘empty words of democracy and freedom’, Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission says in commentary published on social media
  • Western nations ‘can’t even solve their domestic problems … it is a fantasy to ask them to help people thousands of miles away’, it says
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Beijing has said the protesters in Hong Kong should not expect the West to solve their problems. Photo: Sam Tsang
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