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Beijing won't allow Hong Kong to sing from a different song sheet

Xi runs risks of provoking backlash but cannot allow protests which might stir mainland instability

| Hong Kong, Macau
Hong Kong football fans hold boo signs during the Chinese national anthem in Nov. 2015.   © Reuters

How do you convince several million Hong Kongers who fear Beijing's growing influence to learn to stop worrying and love the Chinese Communist Party?

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