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Analysis: Occupy Central Not Exactly Hong Kong’s Tiananmen

Al Pessin was VOA's Hong Kong correspondent from 1984-1987 and Beijing correspondent from 1987-1989.  He was expelled from China for his coverage of the Tiananmen protests and crackdown. Today is the 65th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, and the country finds itself facing another identity crisis, although this one is localized in Hong Kong. Twenty-five years ago, China was a still relatively young country with much turmoil in its short...

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