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Beijing’s Media Assault on Hong Kong Citizens

The dwindling but still determined protesters in Hong Kong now face a vicious media assault on everything they stand for by central party propagandists in Beijing, writes John Keane.   Now entering its third week, its numbers dwindling but its determination and...

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15 October 2014
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The Umbrella Revolution in Hong Kong: a second Tiananmen?

Are political developments in Hong Kong heading for a second Tiananmen massacre? A fortnight ago, partly to provoke discussion, partly to sound an alarm, I suggested in a radio interview that unless the Chinese government wisely handled the fast-unfolding dynamics, things in...

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03 October 2014
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Beijing has misjudged the situation in Hong Kong [French interview on L’opinion]

The following John Keane's interview with Claude Leblanc, 'Beijing has misjudged the situation in Hong Kong', appeared in the Paris-based newspaper, L'opinion, 30 September 2014. « Pékin a mal évalué la situation à Hongkong » John Keane, professeur de sciences politiques
 à l’Université de Sydney et au...

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30 September 2014
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Hong Kong: A Second Tiananmen?

In Hong Kong, public tensions are mounting over Beijing’s recent decision to restrict free and fair elections in 2017. A week-long strike by students begins on September 22. The citizens' initiative Occupy Central with Love and Peace plans to stage...

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21 September 2014
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An interview with Agnes Gruda, ‘La démocratie écorchée [Democracy Tormented]’, La Presse (Montréal)

La statue du président irakien Saddam Hussein a été déboulonnée par l'armée américaine le 9 avril 2003, jour de la prise de Bagdad. «Le modèle américain de démocratisation par les armes a conduit à un désastre en Irak et en...

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28 June 2014
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