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Hong Kong out of hand: As China supporters are set on fire it must be time for a full response from Beijing

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Few presidents will now risk the grisly fate of Evo Morales, his family and supporters if that is the fate of the friends of Beijing. It has become increasingly obvious that China’s burgeoning economic power is not matched by its political resolve to defend the friends it is increasingly making.

And if that is true in far away developing countries, it is understandable. China is ,at least not yet, willing or able to make the kind of stand with its allies that Russia has made so decisively with Syria.

But what of Hong Kong, a part of China itself?

The video this week of a supporter of the Chinese line in Hong Kong literally being set on fire by thugs masquerading as “democracy supporters” in the ongoing uprising against Chinese rule in the province has brought home the sheer horror of events unfolding, while Hong Kong’s once booming economy is........

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