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Hong Kong-Why Repression Always Wins Out Over Protests in China and the West

WorldNews Monday, 9 September 2019 ()
Hong Kong-Why Repression Always Wins Out Over Protests in China and the WestArticle by WN.Com Correspondent Dallas Darling. On June 4, 1989, Chinese troops marched on political protesters, many of them students, camped in Beijing's central Tiananmen Square. The protesters had been agitating for weeks for a more open and democratic system. The military move caused hundreds of deaths and additional political imprisonments and exiles. After China crushed the protest movement, it continued its steady, interesting experiment with authoritarian politics amid rapid social and economic change with globalization. Consequently, the same fate waits for Hong Kong's democratic protests. The Politics and Consequences of Fear Although many in the West try to differentiate their...
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