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End of Hong Kong as we know it (theguardian.com)
9 points by quietthrow 11 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 3 comments

What might be interesting is a drop of Xi Jinping's authority if Chinese elites see their cash flows drop too precipitously due to HK's possible change in status (and disorder). It's a mistake to think XJP doesn't have a powerful constituency to keep happy. It's an interesting possibility to consider.

It's hard to fathom that Beijing is willing to cause so much disorder in HK at such risk, but it's clear they don't see it as risk.

It remains to be seen what it means to the Sino–British Joint Declaration of 1984, which is behind the handover of Hong Kong from Britain to China in 1997.

See the related discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=23259455

What would be the implications on one country two systems policy/approach ?

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