NEW DELHI: China’s tactics in dealing with the protests in Hong Kong appears to be working. It has given the demonstrators long rope, allowing for time and fatigue to take its toll on them. Prof Daya Thussu of Hong Kong’s Baptist University, believes the worst maybe over for Hong Kong. In an exclusive chat with StratNewsGlobal’s Editor Surya Gangadharan, he says the suspicion that some of the protests may have been triggered from outside is not without merit, but locals are also fed up with the influx of Chinese mainlanders into their city state, and the soaring cost of living that has made decent housing un-affordable for many.
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