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Hong Kong versus Beijing: Power-grab postponed?

A million people joined demonstrations in Hong Kong against the growing influence of Beijing. They are concerned the territory's special status and limited freedoms will be eroded. Who will win this power-struggle? Our guests: Ray Wong (Activist), Cherie Chan (DW), Andreas Kluth (Author and journalist)

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Born in Hong Kong, Cherie Chan works mainly for DW's social media department. She says: "The fresh round of protests serves as an important reminder for people of Hong Kong that they still have a battle to fight until 2047."

 

  

Andreas Kluth is a freelance journalist and author who has worked in Hong Kong. He says: "Despite the heroic resistance of Hong Kong's people, and especially its young, China will eventually limit, then extinguish, Hong Kong's liberty."

 

  

The activist Ray Wong was involved in the Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong in 2014. He has now received asylum in Germany. He says: "We don't want Hong Kong to become like another city in China."