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Opinion: Lively and improbable discussion of Hong Kong’s secession from mainland China frustrates governance of the territory by the Communist Party

2 months ago
Sky Canaves
ong Kong politicians' calls for independence, which Beijing considers treasonous, have further strained relations between the two that are already under pressure due to the Communist Party's heavy-handed treatment of the territory, writes Clay Chandler.
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.