Go HK, add fuel to the fire.
@christinabahk After the second protest, I don't see how Xi doesn't roll in there hard. Just waiting for the next shoe to drop.
No chance of that. They've already backed down with "postponement", they will just let it sit until it's not in focus any more. Hong Kong is not going to magically fall out of China's grasp.
The part of the story that always made me cynical is, CCP agents have already been able to just extract people from HK at will - see the case of the bookseller from a few years ago. This bill is hugely important symbolically, but perhaps not practically (except in finance?).
@waxwing @christinabahk I disagree only because of how it looks publicly. The protests forced the HK administration to back down, but Beijing won't be so lenient. The world is watching, and if Xi looks weak, it undermines their projection of power like any other nation. My guess is Xi is hardline enough to ignore anything but what his eventual goal is - HK under his thumb, decisively and for everyone to see.
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