Tuesday February 25, 2020

Hong Kong hovers on the brink

The street protests that have brought Hong Kong to a tipping point could seriously damage China’s image internationally

6th October, 2019
Anti-government protests in Hong Kong have been going on for months now Picture: Getty

Something seismic is happening in Hong Kong. For the past four months, thousands and sometimes hundreds of thousands of the city’s inhabitants have taken to the streets to voice their opposition to the gradual, menacing encroachment of China into their daily lives. The people of Hong Kong can see their future, and it terrifies them.

The demonstrations that have paralysed the city since early June are huge, increasingly disruptive and violent, and notable...

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