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How Covid helped China tighten its hold on Hong Kong

The Guardian, March 27, 2022

March 27, 2022

How Covid helped China tighten its hold on Hong Kong

Jeffrey Wasserstrom, a [Chancellor’s] history Professor at the University of California, Irvine, says “there was once a chasm separating what takes place in Hong Kong from what takes place across the mainland border”. That chasm is getting smaller. … “The way that Covid has been handled by the Hong Kong authorities has demonstrated that the ‘one country, two systems’ concept is a pale shadow of what it once was,” Wasserstrom says.