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

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 cleaned up certain corruption. How Xi uses his increased power deserves keen attention, as uncertainty about China's economic outlook and public discontent with the party grows.

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