Beijing's Dilemma: Or Why Hong Kong Protests…

When normally peaceful protests in Hong Kong turned into a raid on Legislative Council on July 1st - two weeks after Carrie Lam declared suspension of the controversial Extradition Bill - I found the events so perplexing that it induced a certain suspicion that perhaps Beijing was responsible, clandestinely attempting to ruin the reputation of the protesters and justify a tougher stance against the city.

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