The nearly annual protests in Hong Kong are not the only recent expression of popular sentiment against Beijing’s authority. Tibetan movements for greater autonomy, protests by Uighurs in Xinjiang, and Taiwanese independence efforts are all considered domestic political issues by China’s government, which has responded with force, imprisonment, and intimidation. Yet they are also issues of international significance. We will briefly consider the history and present state of each of these four issues, and the international community’s attempts to address each.
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