Twenty two years after the return of Hong Kong to the motherland, the U.S. has turned out to be more critical on Beijing's governance of the territory, which was swiftly rejected by the Chinese authorities. In a report released last week, the U.S. criticized Beijing for its "intervention in Hong Kong affairs" and for "accelerating negative trends” there. A top HK official chided the U.S. for not understanding how Hong Kong’s internal affairs work, reminding Washington that HK is part of China. Is Hong Kong becoming a new source of tension in Sino-U.S. relations?

Panelists: Zhao Hai, a research fellow at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences; Andrew Leung, an independent China strategist; Ian Reifowitz, a history professor at S.U.N.Y.-Empire State College.

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