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Can Hu ‘Do Something Big’ on Taiwan?

Chinese President Hu Jintao was met with heavy protests on his July 1 visit to Hong Kong to commemorate the 15th anniversary of Britain’s handover of the former colony to Chinese rule. Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets to lament that the sacred political gap between Hong Kong, now a Special Administrative Region (SAR), and Communist China was closing. The backlash against China in the SAR even has a sociological component where opinion surveys indicate that more and more residents identify themselves as “Hongkongers,” rather than Chinese.
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