Hong Kong: Xi’s Problem at the G-20

Try as he might to claim that Hong Kong is an internal matter of no concern to foreign states, Xi Jinping is finding it one from which he cannot easily escape. The mass demonstrations which forced the suspension of a controversial bill to allow extradition to the mainland drew some of its strength from the June 4 commemoration of the 1989 Tiananmen massacre, in which untold numbers of students and others died at the hands of the People’s Liberation Army.

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