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I have had one encounter with the Chinese state—and it left me feeling that our countries will never be true partners

By Jay Elwes  

Dozens of protesters stand outside London's Chinese Embassy to show support for students and workers in Hong Kong on October 11, 2014. The demonstration followed the announcement of Hong Kong's government on Friday October 10, 2014 to call off a meeting with student leaders of the pro-democracy movement. Last week thousands of demonstrations in Hong Kong left the city paralyzed and shed international light on the issues affecting education.     NEWZULU/PHILIP ROBINS

The Chinese government has hinted that if Britain does not give the go-ahead…

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