søndag 7. mars 2021

Beijing prepared to accept the pain to ‘fix’ Hong Kong, observers say

Beijing is ready to face the short-term pain and possible  backlash from the West to reform Hong Kong’s political system, which it sees as a chink in China’s national security armour, mainland observers say.
From prosecuting 47 Hong Kong opposition leaders under the national security law to overhauling the city’s electoral system, Beijing is adopting a take-no-prisoners approach despite strong protests from the United States and its allies. Analysts say this shows that the central government is determined to “fix” the Hong Kong problem once and for all and will not accept using the issue as a bargaining chip in power games with the West.