Hong Kong: Several arrested in protests against mainland shoppers
30 December 2019 | 2:25 pm
Fifteen pro-democracy demonstrators who targeted a shopping mall near the border with mainland China have been detained. Hong Kong's protest movement has increased efforts to cause economic disruption over the holidays.
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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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