Hong Kong protests quashed by China but exiled leaders vow to fight on | 7.30

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    Hong Kong’s streets no longer echo to the chants of mass or even small pro-democracy protests. The Chinese Communist Party’s strategy to crush dissent in Hong Kong appears all but complete.

    As Michael Vincent reports, the leaders of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement are either in jail or living in a state of fear – their hopes of resisting Beijing in tatters but some leaders who have fled into exile are not giving up the fight.

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