Hong Kong Debates Independence From China

Jul 22, 2014

There have been huge protests in the former British colony Hong Kong recently. Hundreds of thousands took to the streets to demand that Beijing honor China’s commitment to Hong Kong’s political and judicial independence.

As the BBC’s Juliana Liu reports, there is deep anxiety in Hong Kong that China has no intention of allowing people on the island to choose their next leader, but there are also protestors on the other side, with leanings more toward China.


  • Juliana Liu, Hong Kong correspondent for the BBC. She tweets @julianaliu.
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