China faces a slowing economy, a trade and tech war, and riots in Hong Kong. What does this mean for India?
Mumbai: Teng Biao observed the People’s Republic of China (PRC) turn 70 from a long distance, and wondered whether he may ever enter the mainland again. Teng was living in Hong Kong as a visiting scholar a couple of years after Xi Jinping became President in 2012. Then his world changed. The soft-spoken activist’s colleagues in China began disappearing during a crackdown on critics and pro-democracy intellectuals. “It was obvious that if I went back to mainland China, then I would be definitely arrested and given long-term imprisonment,’’ said Teng. He left Hong Kong for Harvard Law School, eventually becoming a human rights scholar at Hunter College, The City University of New York.
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