Hong Kong activists press US to counter China’s erosion of city’s freedoms

Shibani Mahtani | The Washington Post | 17 September 2019

Hong Kong democracy activists presented their case before a congressional commission Tuesday for tougher U.S. action, including possible sanctions, to counter China’s steady erosion of the territory’s freedoms, as momentum builds in Washington for a more robust response.

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The succession challenge

Claude Arpi | The Pioneer | 25 July 2019.
China has mastered the art of information warfare. We saw it during the Doklam episode. Though caught on the wrong foot on the ridge at the border of Sikkim and Bhutan, the Chinese spokespersons managed to convince many Indian scribes of the validity of a defunct 1890 Convention between the Manchus and British India. More recently, the Dalai Lama was the victim of Chinese propaganda. For the purpose, Beijing used some Indian journalists, “inviting” them to Tibet for a trip to “see the facts” for themselves.

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