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As I described in a previous post, there are socioeconomic determinants driving the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. Yet, these are hardly problems localised to Hong Kong, but are a symptom of wider problems affecting the whole of China. Hong Kong may be but a taste of worse to come for Beijing.

The Wall Street Journal discusses the economic aspects of the movement:

http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/10/10/hong-kong-protests-also-fueled-by-widening-wealth-gap/

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