Erica Kwong
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Beijing’s heavy hand

Hong Kong | The jailing of Hong Kong’s young pro-democracy leaders 
by June Cheng & Erica Kwong
Posted 9/27/17, 05:18 pm

HONG KONG—On Aug. 17, the Chinese government dropped all pretenses of allowing autonomy in Hong Kong by sentencing its first political prisoners in the former British colony: Joshua Wong, 20, Nathan Law, 24, and Alex Chow, 27, will serve six to eight months in prison for leading the 2014 pro-democracy Umbrella Movement protest.

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