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Hong Kong Protests: Why you should pay attention

China needs to pay attention to the demands of Hong Kong residents who feel they were promised democracy

By George Magnus  

Protestors are massing in the streets of Hong Kong, demanding a more democratic government. © Wally Santana/AP/Press Association Images

Whether or not he actually said it, Harold MacMillan is credited with answering a question about what he feared most about being Prime Minister with the phrase “Events, my dear boy, events.” Chinese President Xi Jinping may now be feeling much the same as civil disobedience in Hong Kong turns into something approximating…

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