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Follow the Fab Four against Beijing’s bullying

By Robin Shepherd      

By chipping away at China’s sense of its own invincibility, we can gradually change the climate that also encourages Beijing to believe it can take hostages, like the two Michaels, with impunity.

China’s bully-boy tactics are being deployed against democracies across the board, including the popular culture that we all participate in, writes Robin Shepherd. Flickr photograph by Thierry Ehrmann

As China ramps up the pressure on democracies across the world—throwing in the recent Stalinist-era denunciation of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as a “running dog of the U.S.” for good measure—the delicate question of how to push back against Beijing’s bullying without escalating the situation still further returns to centre stage.

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