DID XI JINPING BUNGLE THE HONG KONG CRISIS

BEIJINGS HALTING RESPONSE TO THE PROTESTS IN HONG KONG HAS RAISED QUESTIONS ABOUT PRESIDENT XI JINPINGS IMPERIOUS STYLE AND AUTHORITARIAN POLICIES.

DID XI JINPING BUNGLE THE HONG KONG CRISIS

Some party leaders called for concessions, while others urged action to bring Hong Kong more directly under the mainland's control, he said.
"It is not willing to intervene directly or to propose a solution," he said.
"Faced with the grim conditions and tasks of struggle looming down on us, we must be tough-boned, daring to go on the attack and daring to battle for victory," he said.
"On matters of principle, not an inch will be yielded," he said, "but on matters of tactics there can be flexibility."

BEIJING — China’s leader, Xi Jinping, warned a gathering of senior Communist Party officials in January that the country faced a raft of urgent economic and political risks, and told them to be on guard especially for...

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