Protestors Swell in Hong Kong: What Will Beijing Do?

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When Britain gave up its Hong Kong colony in 1997, China agreed to “one country—two systems.” Unlike the mainland, Hong Kong would have a free press and judiciary—and the promise of “free and fair” elections in 2017. But, in August, Beijing decreed that the candidates will be selected by a committee of its choosing. Students and other democracy activists denounced the ruling and organized street protests, which have swelled to tens of thousands of people in the past few days.

Credits

Guests:
Lily Kuo - Quartz - @lilkuo, Stephen Young - Former US Consul General in Hong Kong, Josh Chin - Wall Street Journal - @joshchin, Jeffrey Wasserstrom - University of California, Irvine - @jwassers

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Andrea Brody, Gideon Brower, Katie Cooper