Hong Kong: A Path to De-escalation?

Veg, Sebastian. Hong Kong: A Path to De-escalation?. Tocqueville21 (6 January 2020). URL : https://tocqueville21.com/focus/hong-kong-a-path-to-de-escalation/ (consulté le 6 janvier 2020)

Hong Kong: A Path to De-escalation?

Hong Kong’s protest movement has now been developing for more than half a year. In its early stages, the movement brought success for the protesters, in the form of massive mobilizations (June 9 and 16), the suspension (June 15) and later withdrawal (September 4) of the Extradition Bill that had originally sparked the controversy. At the same time, the summer months also saw unprecedented police violence against protesters, as well as triad violence unchecked by the police, in a spiral of escalating confrontation. Of the five demands originally formulated on July 1, one has been met, but the focus has shifted to three demands that target the police response, in particular the need for an independent Commission of Inquiry (as well as retraction of the “riot” label and amnesty for arrested protesters) and the fifth demand, universal suffrage.

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Monique Abud

Centre d'études sur la Chine moderne et contemporaine, EHESS, Paris, France

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Monique Abud

Centre d'études sur la Chine moderne et contemporaine, EHESS, Paris, France

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