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Here’s what stock markets did after crises similar to Hong Kong’s

Howard Gold
Here’s what stock markets did after crises similar to Hong Kong’s

As reports of Chinese troops massing near the border with Hong Kong escalate and Chinese state media become increasingly strident in their criticism of protests that have rocked the city for weeks, the Chinese government appears to be threatening a major police action or even an outright invasion of the former British colony. Such an action, like the People’s Liberation Army’s crushing of the democratic movement in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square 30 years ago, would likely be bloody, exposing yet again the brutality of the Chinese Communist regime. Any military occupation of Hong Kong by China would be a human rights disaster and a great blow to the cause of freedom, which has suffered a series of setbacks over the last decade.