June 19, 2014

Hong Kong vs. Beijing: A Showdown Looms

The Economist, The Economist

The Associated Press

FOR years after the return of Hong Kong to Chinese sovereignty in 1997, China’s leaders surprised the world by adhering scrupulously to Hong Kong’s unusual political set-up of “one country, two systems”. Under the terms of the handover, Hong Kong was to retain a high degree of autonomy for 50 years, an ingenious solution for reintegration of a former colony. In recent years, however, party leaders in Beijing have become less respectful of that system, and that is stirring up resentment.

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