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‘They don’t understand Hong Kong’: clash of ideologies looms on China’s 70th anniversary

Chinese officials blame unrest on issues such as housing or unemployment, but the problems go much deeper than that

When Chinese president Xi Jinping warned his Communist party cadres against the threats of “black swans” and “grey rhinoceroses” in January, there was little sign of what would lie ahead.

  • Verna Yu
  • The Guardian

The millions-strong protests in Hong Kong in recent months, sparked by a controversial extradition law, have morphed into an unprecedented political storm that has blown up in the faces of Hong Kong and…

A huge protest…

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