Hong Kong and Taiwan: A Chinese tale of two cities

The Straits Times
Date: Apr 10, 2015
By: Vishal Ranjan And Sonu Trivedi For The Straits Times

How is China to deal with Taiwan and Hong Kong, the site of spurts of pro-democracy

-- ST ILLUSTRATION: MANNY FRANCISCO

— ST ILLUSTRATION: MANNY FRANCISCO

protests? One key approach is to put people, not politics, first

In the latter half of last year, the Communist Party of China, the assorted political elite and the wider strategic community could not have remained unperturbed by the turn of events in their own backyard.

In a way somewhat reminiscent of Tiananmen, Hong Kong’s central business district fell siege to a wave of pro-democracy protests spearheaded by the student community – and joined by the local citizenry – paralysing daily business and non-business activities alike.     [FULL  STORY]

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