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Analysis: China Raises Hong Kong Rhetoric to Tiananmen Level

Al Pessin was the VOA Hong Kong Correspondent 1984-87 and Beijing Correspondent 1987-89.  He was expelled from China for his coverage of the Tiananmen protests and crackdown. This analysis was originally published on October 1, 2014, and has been updated to reflect developments on October 2.   LONDON - China has raised the rhetorical stakes in its dispute with pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong, saying they are creating “chaos.” That is a significant term in...

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