07/14/2014 04:32 pm ET Updated Sep 13, 2014

Hong Kong's Democratic Aspirations Not a Threat to China

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From Project Syndicate

Eventually, Hong Kong's people will get what they want, despite China's objections; freedom invariably wins in the end. But China's rulers would take a giant step forward by recognizing that such aspirations are not a threat to the country's well-being. For now, however, China, a great country and a growing power, is handling its economic affairs with more sophistication and a surer touch than it is addressing its political challenges.

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