Is Hong Kong Still China's Golden Goose?

October 6, 2014 8:20 AM

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Once again the media pundits are at it. An opinion piece in the UK’s Times newspaper on Saturday. “China is ready to kill the golden goose,” is what it read, and it goes on to suggest that China will not hesitate to crush the Hong Kong protests if it meant preventing democracy infecting the mainland.

The writer is of the view that Hong Kong is a golden goose that has benefited China, and because China is now wealthy and powerful enough to stand on its own, it no longer has a need for Hong Kong.

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