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Hong Kong is NOT Tiananmen

Hong Kong’s protests present a major problem for China’s leadership in Beijing. This is not 1989, when China used its army and tanks to dispel student protests in Tiananmen Square.  Both China and the world have changed; and Hong Kong … Continue reading

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Trouble in Turkey

The protests in Turkey have grown serious, going on for days and leading to thousands of injured.  So far, the government has adjusted its initial, excessive, response, and seems to be looking for a face-saving way to defuse the situation. … Continue reading

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