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Jailing Joshua Wong and Agnes Chow will ultimately hurt China

Forcing Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement underground will not make it less potent

| Hong Kong
Joshua Wong, left, Ivan Lam, center, and Agnes Chow arrive at the West Kowloon Law Courts building on Nov, 23: the suppression of protest leaders may lead to a greater decentralization.   © Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Chang Che is a freelance journalist.

The jailing of pro-democracy leaders Joshua Wong, Agnes Chow and Ivan Lam on Wednesday marks a watershed moment in Beijing's ever-tightening grip over Hong Kong.

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