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End of stand-off at the Hong Kong Polytechnic marks the beginning of the end of China’s patience

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Normally the zones would be in the center of the capital cities, handy for the foreign news crews and heavily composed of English speakers wearing “velvet gloves”.

The prototype most remembered was in Prague, the anniversary of which fell at the weekend.

The only reverse I saw was in Bucharest.

Arriving there before the bodies of Nicolae and Elena Ceaușescu were quite cold, to write my book “Downfall”published by Futura, I followed the rubric “keep checking the square”. Whatever happened next I figured would happen in “the square”.

Although the red royal family had been deposed and were dead, the mob wanted more blood, namely that of democratic Romania’s first president Illyescu and prime minister Petre Roman.

“All the communists and Jews must be hanged” one “democracy” protester told me in........

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