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Affairs / Diplomacy

24 April 2014
Sorry seems to be the hardest word

Hong Kong and the Philippines have finally resolved a dispute over a 2010 Manila hostage crisis that killed eight Hong Kongers – but little has really changed, says Aisha Speirs.

Hong Kong is not a place that regularly finds itself in the midst of diplomatic brawls. With Beijing holding the rein’s of the city’s foreign and defence policies it’s mostly with Hong Kong’s mainland neighbours that ten…

Aisha Speirs

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