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Repercussions to Hong Kong Protesters Storming Legislative Council

July 5, 2019

Episode Notes:

Back on Monday, hundreds of protesters charged Hong Kong's Legislative Council building, shattering glass doors and tearing down a metal wall that is part of its facade. How might mainland China and Western powers respond?

Dean Cheng, Senior Research Fellow with the Asian Studies Center and Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy, at the Heritage Foundation, joins the WarCast to discuss the cross-pressures and options that China is considering in managing the political crisis.

[ 0:17 ] Introduction
[ 0:57 ] Recap and basis of recent events
[ 4:21 ] Evolution of China-Hong Kong relationship since 2014
[ 6:16 ] Distinctions of dissent: Hong Kong versus Xinjiang or Taiwan
[ 9:17 ] Restraints on China to use hard power to quell protests

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