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As Hong Kong Violence Calms Pragmatism on Talks

In Hong Kong, after days of violent clashes between police and pro-democracy activists, the so-called “Umbrella Movement” enters a potentially pivotal week with the first direct talks with the government on Tuesday. While the hope is that negotiators will find some resolution to the constitutional crisis gripping the semi-autonomous Chinese city, expectations are not high. Tensions on the streets of Hong Kong have risen in the last few days, with riot police and thousands of democracy...

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