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06 October 2014 @ 01:02 pm
why the protests in Hong Kong matter  
"If Hongkongers succeed in attaining universal suffrage, they will be the only Chinese city with this democratic right. If they succeed in protecting the freedoms so vital to their hearts and minds, they will be the only Chinese city to do so. And if this spirit of freedom seeps into the consciousness of the Mainland Chinese despite the government’s rigid control of information — a demanding hypothetical, but if it does — then maybe, just maybe, the people of China will finally find the strength to sound a voice of their own."

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