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- The protests in Hong Kong represent an embarrassment for China, whose usual tools of crushing dissent have fallen short, Evan Fowler, an associate fellow at the Henry Jackson Society and life-long Hong Konger told Business Insider.
- Protests in Hong Kong that started over the narrow issue of a bill that would allow the communist party to extradite its citizens to the mainland have now fanned out into a wider reckoning on the very foundation of the city’s governance.
- “China’s in a position where its usual ways of dealing with unrest have failed” in what Fowler called a “massive loss of face” for the party.
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China’s People’s Liberation Army on Thursday released an over-the-top propaganda video showing its troops forcibly suppressing unarmed protesters and firing both hand-held guns and anti-air missiles in an overt threat towards Hong Kong’s 7.3 million people.
But that hasn’t intimidated the Hong Kong protesters, who continued to march and square off with police the following day.See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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