torsdag 29. juni 2017

Struggle for Control Underlies Xi Jinping’s Visit to Hong Kong

Nearly three years ago, when thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators seized major roads in central Hong Kong for more than two months, they mocked President Xi Jinping and demanded that he allow a free vote for the city’s leader. Mr. Xi never set foot in Hong Kong or addressed the protesters, but the local government, widely understood to have his blessing, offered no compromise, deployed the riot police to clear the streets and arrested the leaders of the rallies. Read more