East Asia Beat

A pro-democracy demonstrator wearing mask and goggles to protect against pepper spray and tear gas during a rally near the Hong Kong government headquarters, Sept. 28, 2014.

Chinese Leader Xi Caught in a Bind Over Unprecedented Hong Kong Protests

Xi Jinping's options to defuse the crisis come with high political and economic costs.


By Parameswaran Ponnudurai

Param is RFA’s English News Director. He was previously a journalist with Agence France-Presse (AFP) for 20 years, serving in various capacities in Asia and Washington DC.

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