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Xi’s Hong Kong Options – and Ours

Xi’s Hong Kong Options – and Ours

On 7 August Yang Jianli and Aaron Rhode published an article on “The American Interest” explaining why Hong Kong can show Xi Jinping that repressing freedom is a no-win proposition. On August 5, a day of unprecedented strikes and demonstrations, thousands of mostly young Hong Kongers gathered around the offices of the Legislative Council, near Admiralty station on Hong Kong

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Socialist Rule of Law with Chinese Characteristics

Socialist Rule of Law with Chinese Characteristics

When, on 18 October, the 19th Congress of the Communist Party opened in Beijing, the term “rule of law” – was pronounced 19 times by Chinese President Xi Jinping. The goal of “promoting a law-based government” also appeared among the 14 points the leader of the People’s Republic referred to in order to illustrate the meaning of “socialism with Chinese

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