Hong Kong protests reveal true colors of Beijing's rule of law push

Pro-democracy tents fill Hong Kong streets on Oct. 25. © AP

GAKU SHIMADA and YASUO AWAI, Nikkei staff writers

BEIJING/HONG KONG -- Xi Jinping, the general secretary of the Communist Party of China, has pledged to promote the rule of law in the management of state affairs. Hong Kong shows the limits of his pledge. Since taking the helm in November 2012, Xi has steadily reinforced his power base and clean...