Focusing the Mind

Let me save you the trouble of reading Jude Blanchette’s piece in Foreign Policy on the likelihood of the Chinese authorities’ using force to quell the protesters in Hong Kong. Self-preservation will impel them to do so. They cannot survive if the protests continue and if they appear weak in face of them. They may bolster the police force or use the PLA but they will use force. What the world thinks of it matters little in their calculus.

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