Chinese officials blame unrest on issues such as housing or unemployment, but the problems go much deeper than thatWhen Chinese president Xi Jinping warned his Communist party cadres against the threats of “black swans” and “grey rhinoceroses” in January, there was little sign of what would lie ahead.The millions-strong protests in Hong Kong in recent months, sparked by a controversial extradition law, have morphed into an unprecedented political storm that has blown up in the faces of Hong Kong and Chinese leaders. Continue reading…
Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/sep/30/they-dont-understand-hong-kong-clash-of-ideologies-looms-on-chinas-70th-anniversary
Author : Verna Yu in Hong Kong
Publish date : 2019-09-29 23:53:36
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