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Hong Kong's elites should think about an exit strategy

Beijing already moving to sideline China loyalists within the city's establishment

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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam attends a news conference after China's parliament approved a draft decision to change Hong Kong's electoral system on March 11, 2021.   © Reuters

Minxin Pei is professor of government at Claremont McKenna College and a nonresident senior fellow of the German Marshall Fund of the United States.

Even after its national security law effectively stifled protest in Hong Kong, China's rulers show no sign of letting up the pressure on the former British colony.

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