Amid Hong Kong’s unrest, how China is ‘laying the groundwork’ for intervention

“I don’t think anything like Tiananmen from 1989 is in the cards. The world has changed since then and Hong Kong is not a student movement in Beijing 30 years ago. But we could see a lot happen that would do tremendous damage to Hong Kong, to China, to U.S.-China relations and to the region,” said Kenneth Lieberthal, U-M professor emeritus of political science, on the anti-extradition protests in Hong Kong.

Professor Emeritus Kenneth Lieberthal's research focuses on the evolution of China's political economy, multinational corporate investment in China and India, foreign policy decision-making in China, U.S. foreign policy, and Asian security issues. Lieberthal recently appeared on PBS News Hour.