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China’s Hong Kong crackdown was decades in the making – ABC News

As Beijing tightens its grip on Hong Kong this week, we see old warnings fulfilled, writes Stan Grant.

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After completing negotiations to hand back Hong Kong to China, British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, recorded in her diary that she was “seriously disturbed by the Chinese insistence on recovering sovereignty over Hong Kong”.
The Iron Lady has been proven right.
Today, the Chinese Communist Party has a stranglehold on Hong Kong.
Beijing’s latest move to strip the number of directly elected representatives in the Hong Kong legislature is another sign that the promise of “one country, two systems” is…

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