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In Hong Kong, Beijing Will Choose Chinese Sovereignty

Rodger Baker
Senior VP of Strategic Analysis, Stratfor
Oct 10, 2019 | 09:00 GMT
This photo shows riot police in Hong Kong standing guard outside a police station on Oct. 7, 2019.

Hong Kong riot police stand guard outside a police station on Oct. 7. Protesters in Hong Kong have issued five major demands. Their demand for universal suffrage is, at its core, a call for self-determination and is one that Beijing will not tolerate.

(VERNON YUEN/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

'One country, two systems' was always little more than a useful fiction for Beijing: Hong Kong is a piece of China, and its eventual integration with the mainland is inevitable....

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