Below are my favourite reads this week on the subject of Occupy Central and the NPC’s announcement on Hong Kong universal suffrage.
► New Yorker: “China’s Hong Kong Mistake”
Evan Osnos provides context to Hong Kong’s long fight for democracy, suggesting President Xi has missed an opportunity, choosing a “safer, short-term solution” instead.
► Comparativist.org: “Occupy Central Series: ‘Anti-Humiliation’ and the CCP’s Need to Defeat”
Trey Menefee argues that the treatment of Hong Kong demonstrates how the Communist Party must create enemies in order to defeat them, thereby showcasing their power.