Hundreds of thousands have protested in Hong Kong since June. Will Beijing do more than exert pressure and make threats to the demonstrators? What will the West do?
Guests: Bernhard Bartsch (Bertelsmann Stiftung), Cherie Chan (DW), Hao Gui (DW)
Amid a growing crackdown on opposition to Chinese rule, the leading activist is counting on international support for Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement.
Authorities have arrested nine people who allegedly helped a group of pro-democracy activists flee the former British colony for Taiwan. Police have said the suspects provided a getaway boat and cash for the fugitives.
China has emerged as a winner in a year marked by the COVID-19 pandemic. It has contained the virus, its economy is recovering and criticism of its crisis management has faded. But relations with the West remain fraught.
Hong Kong's protest culture has been targeted by Beijing's security law. Experts say mass arrests during demonstrations this weekend show why the pro-democracy movement needs to adapt.
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