China’s One Way Out of the Hong Kong Crisis

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December 20, 2019 Topic: Security Region: Asia Tags: ChinaHong KongDemocracyOne ChinaPolitics

China’s One Way Out of the Hong Kong Crisis

Hong Kong requires a political solution that addresses long-standing social grievances and the prickly issue of local autonomy. Failing to do so could lead to a repeat of the current situation at best or an outright “Northern Irelandization” of the region at worst.

The choice for Beijing is clear: Hong Kong requires a political solution that addresses long-standing social grievances and the prickly issue of local autonomy. Failing to do so could lead to a repeat of the current situation at best, or an outright “Northern Irelandization” of the region at worst.

Carlos Roa is a Senior Editor of The National Interest.

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