Macau Cracks Down on Democracy Advocate…

On Aug. 24, police in Macau arrested a number of activists and closed a series of unofficial polling stations where citizens had been invited to vote on whether they had confidence in Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai-on. The crackdown in Macau is being regarded as another signal that Beijing’s anti-democracy campaign is heating up just as it claiming to offer universal suffrage to the people of Hong Kong, a claim greeted with widespread suspicion in the territory, just 65 km. across the mouth of the Pearl River from Macau.

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