Beijing talks tough on regions eyeing independence - Guardian

"Mostly directed at Taiwan, but also applicable to Hong Kong, Xi became visibly animated and received the longest applause for his tough talk on regions with designs to declare formal independence. “We will not tolerate anyone, using any means, at any time to separate one inch of land from China,” he said. “Blood is thicker than water.” Distrust of China has been growing in both Taiwan and Hong Kong, and Xi announced propaganda pushes for the regions in order to “strengthen the ranks of patriot who love our country”. Similar overbearing attempts in the past have had little success in swaying the younger generation."

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