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Hong Kong’s struggle against China’s new Iron Curtain

Anyone who loves the unique culture of Hong Kong can sympathize with the demonstrators who are protesting the latest step in a long process of Hong Kong being absorbed by mainland China. The subjugation of Hong Kong to the full weight of the PRC’s oppressive legal system is like watching a beautiful flower being crushed by a tank — although international media scrutiny has so far forced the Chinese Communist Party to do this gradually rather than with the dramatic violence employed against the Tiananmen Square protesters three decades ago.