fredag 19. juli 2019

China’s long-term plan for Hong Kong? Assimilation, integration, digestion, oblivion…

The Chinese leadership has watched in horror as their ill-advised push for the now-suspended extradition bill blew up in their faces, with millions of Hongkongers hitting the streets in protest, ultimately paralysing the city’s police force as its government, from Chief Executive Carrie Lam on down, went into virtual hiding. Now, however, Beijing is clearly content to sit back and play the long game, and that’s a game it is likely to win.

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