The police fire tear gas at protesters on Harcourt Road in Admiralty, Hong Kong, during Occupy Central. The movement will have enhanced Beijing’s suspicion and its determination to cut Hong Kong down to size. File photo

The lesson Hong Kong must learn from the South China Sea

If rocks, atolls and reefs are a “core interest” to the Communist Party, the city must be far more important – which is why it should be wary of provoking Beijing

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The police fire tear gas at protesters on Harcourt Road in Admiralty, Hong Kong, during Occupy Central. The movement will have enhanced Beijing’s suspicion and its determination to cut Hong Kong down to size. File photo
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