Hong Kong cleans up after historic protest
12 June 2019 | 11:53 am
Hong Kong begins to push aside barricades and debris on Monday left by historic protests against the city government's plans to allow extraditions to China.
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Hong Kong is facing its toughest test yet in its "Dynamic Zero Covid" strategy. The number of cases this year is now higher than the number of infections seen in both 2020 and 2021. The city's health system is under pressure, suffering from a lack of hospital beds, inadequate testing capacities and over-strained quarantine centers. But the health crisis is turning political. For more on this, we turn to Jean-Pierre Cabestan, a political scientist at Hong Kong Baptist University.
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