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Differing views of Hong Kong unrest as violence increases

Some observers feel the damage done is temporary; others say situation could worsen

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Anti-government protests laced with anti-China sentiment appear to have ratcheted up in Hong Kong, with universities the new battleground, but mainland Chinese graduate student Yu Xin is adamant on finishing her one-year course in the territory.

"I will leave Hong Kong only after I get my master's, and go back and work on the mainland," the Sichuan native told The Straits Times yesterday morning, as riot police fired tear gas near City University's Kowloon Tong campus after some protesters blocked roads.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 13, 2019, with the headline Differing views of Hong Kong unrest as violence increases. Subscribe