Hundreds of thousands of pro-democracy protesters have been taking to the streets of Hong Kong demanding greater autonomy from China. Richard Bush, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution’s Center for East Asia Policy Studies and a former Hong Kong resident, explains the history behind the mass protests in a short, informative essay. He ends his essay with a plea to protesters not to overplay their hand and instead find a pragmatic solution to their legitimate political aspirations.
About the Author
Richard C. Bush is a senior fellow at the Center for East Asia Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution.
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