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On the Hong Kong protests, Mr Trump, it’s your move

WorldNews Sunday, 16 June 2019
On the Hong Kong protests, Mr Trump, it’s your moveOne often hears that Hong Kong people care only about making money and have little interest in how they are governed. A million people in the streets protesting a Beijing-mandated extradition law suggests otherwise. The law – potentially allowing China to grab people in Hong Kong and take them in handcuffs to the People’s Republic for “trial,” has provoked a bigger and fiercer response than either Beijing or its local representatives in the Legislative Council (Hong Kong’s parliament) imagined. Something important – indeed, inspirational – has to be going on to get a million Hong Kongers, almost 15% of the population, out protesting. That something is a desire for fair and...
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