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“In Canada, it is the Québécois. In Spain, the Catalans. In…



“In Canada, it is the Québécois. In Spain, the Catalans. In Britain, the Scots.Now, China must deal with its own version of a democratically elected indigenous movement, elevated to positions of political power on Sunday in the only place in the authoritarian country where that is possible: Hong Kong.“

For more, see Michael Forsythe and Alan Wong, “Vote in Hong Kong Deepens a Thorn in China’s Side,” The New York Times (5 Sept 2016)

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“Myanmar President Thein Sein has congratulated Aung San Suu…



“Myanmar President Thein Sein has congratulated Aung San Suu Kyi’s opposition party on its success in polls, his spokesman told the BBC. With about 47% of seats declared, the National League for Democracy (NLD) has taken over 90% of the vote. Ms Suu Kyi has written to the leadership requesting talks on national reconciliation.”

For more, see “Myanmar Election: President Congratulates Suu Kyi,” BBC News (11 Nov 2015)

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