This time it could be for real. The Hong Kong High Court ruling Monday authorizing bailiffs to remove barricades in the city's protest areas, combined with Chinese President Xi Jinping’s public endorsement of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, may finally put spine into Leung to end the six-week occupation of key roads in the city. The police have the power to arrest those who resist. Acting chief executive Carrie Lam has warned protestors to “leave quickly and peacefully.”

Read →

Keep reading with a 7-day free trial

Subscribe to Asia Sentinel to keep reading this post and get 7 days of free access to the full post archives.