FAST FIVE: Escobar: Tracking Foreign Interference In Hong Kong

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But some say the US is quickly backing the protests.

With a smirk, he told me that local journalists, whether working in English or Chinese, rarely visit him – not to mention foreigners.

Ma significantly quotes a 1982 poll claiming that 95% of respondents were in favor of maintaining British rule.

In sum, Ma argues that, for Washington, what matters is to “make China's island of Hong Kong as difficult to govern for Beijing as possible.” Integrate or perish Anyone who takes time to carefully study the complexities of the Basic Law can see how Hong Kong is an indivisible part of China.

In my conversations these past few days with informed Hong Kongers – mature businessmen and businesswomen who understand the Basic Law and relations with China – two themes have been recurrent.

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