Lessons of Hong Kong The West's Guiding Light Has Dimmed

In Hong Kong, protesters are courageously fighting for democracy, rule of law and human rights -- values that the West used to promote. But not anymore, showing just how dramatically the world order has changed.
A pro-Democracy protester is held by police in Hong Kong on August 11.

A pro-Democracy protester is held by police in Hong Kong on August 11.

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