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With Hong Kong, Beijing embraces Putin playbook

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By Peter Apps

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If your govt is afraid of those being governed to the point that arresting opposition leadership and other candidates or tracking them via smartphones is requested, then perhaps it is time for the current leaders to step down?

Moscow: https://www.afp.com/en/news/15/dozens-arrested-huge-opposition-rally-moscow-doc-1jf3cs6

Beijing: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-41691917

African Politicians Tracked: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/08/15/huawei-employees-helped-african-governments-spy-opponents/ I'm not against using cell phone tracking for police matters. It is only the political opponent part that bothers me.

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