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While impeachment politics and other headlines often overshadow it, the pro-freedom demonstrations and the increasingly violent crackdowns by the Hong Kong police continue.
Just this week, a police officer shot an unarmed demonstrator at close range. There is also much greater tension at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, as students fortify the campus and prepare to defend their positions.
Protesters insist they aren’t going anywhere until their five demands for freedom are met. China says it will not allow it’s control over Hong Kong to be weakened.
Why are things continuing to escalate? How will this impasse ever be resolved? And what should the U.S. be doing to side with freedom?
We cover those questions and much more as Greg Corombos visits with East Asia expert Gordon Chang, author of “The Coming Collapse of China.”