Beijing is emerging as the big winner from protests that have left Hong Kong’s social fabric in tatters.
Dysfunction is built into the island’s system of governance, creating a vicious cycle that’s victimized both major parties.
Pro-democracy protesters believe surveillance is now an unfortunate fact of life.
That’s the narrative in mainland China, as censorship and state media seek to erase the elephant in the room.
Disorganized and divided, the pro-democracy movement is losing steam.