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1. In 1986, I was in Prof. Steven Goldstein's戈迪溫 Chinese Politics class at Smith College. He had an overriding belief that China would never liberalize. Then, in 1989, while at law school in Hawaii, I saw him in Tiananmen Square next to the Goddess of Democracy with @DanRather
2. having forgotten his own thesis. Shortly after that the PLA tanks rolled on the students. Prof Goldstein was right the first time. I fear this is going to bring the end of Hong Kong and I would expect the people who dreamed it up were encouraged by the PLA.
3. American won't save you. Go home. Or better yet, take a flight to anywhere but where you are. Run Forest, Run!
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I grew up in South London in the Thatcher years. There was a lot of hostility towards the police. When I moved to #HongKong in the early 90s, I was struck by the genial relations between people and the police. They were generally liked and respected 1/
#HongKong people were proud that their police force was not like the Public Security Bureau of China. There were always bad eggs but generally, the force was considered clean and professional. People trusted them 2/
I covered and attended many protests over the years. In the past they were almost always peaceful and there was little aggro from the police. This began to change in the CYLeung years as Beijing tightened the screws and society became more polarised 3/
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Massive crowds take to streets in ‘last fight’ for #HongKong: an estimated 1 million people join protest against proposed law that would allow China to extradite people to the mainland #occupyHK wsj.com/articles/massi…
Hundreds of masked protesters attempted to storm the #HongKong parliament at midnight following the massive rally against the extradition bill, sparking clashes with riot police irishtimes.com/news/world/asi…
100 businesses pledge to close their doors to allow workers to join another protest against #HongKong’s controversial extradition bill #HongKongProtest sc.mp/n1ne
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