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Chinese President Xi Jinping's stance toward Hong Kong lacks the pragmatism of late leader Deng Xiaoping's. (Nikkei Montage/Source photo by AFP/Jiji. Getty Images and Kosaku Mimura) 
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China again moves to quash a rebellion, 31 years after Tiananmen

But Xi's high-handed measures on Hong Kong lack Deng Xiaoping's pragmatism

KATSUJI NAKAZAWA, Nikkei senior staff writer | China

TOKYO -- Hong Kong citizens are forming lines at international courier services, a friend in the territory explained in a recent email.

They are not going to the post office, which has struggled to deliver mail overseas due to massive flight reductions caused by the novel coronavirus.

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