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Beijing likely to make changes in how it deals with Hong Kong over longer term

The escalating crisis in Hong Kong is pitting the city's young protesters squarely against the Chinese leadership in Beijing.

The angry youth are calling for greater democratic rights, but such reforms are out of the question for the Special Administrative Region.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 14, 2019, with the headline 'Beijing likely to make changes in how it deals with HK over longer term'. Print Edition | Subscribe