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The Normalization of Radicalism in Hong Kong

What was once extreme here, both in action and in discourse, is becoming the norm.

HONG KONG—During a recent meeting in her party’s headquarters, the Hong Kong cabinet member Regina Ip admitted that weeks of demonstrations here have put the government on the back foot.

  • Timothy McLaughlin
  • The Atlantic

“I never expected mass protests to continue for such a long time,” the pro-Beijing stalwart and legislator told me. “Sophisticated” protesters, she added, had “outmaneuvered the government” and were now seizing on a growing list of grievances, wielding them as “a rod to beat the…

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