OpEd for CNN International / by Antony Dapiran

As China's President Xi Jinping departed Hong Kong and the annual 1st July protest marches concluded, I reflected on the weekend's events and "What China's Xi should learn from Hong Kong's protest march" for CNN International:

"Xi's departure before the protest commenced enabled both Xi and the Hong Kong administration to save face and avoid the embarrassment of a Chinese leader being present in a Chinese city holding a massive anti-government demonstration. It is a pity, however, because if Xi had stuck around he would have learned more about Hong Kong than from the rest of his short tour."