Senior Chinese officials have paid a series of visits to the southern province of Guangdong in recent weeks amid the ongoing unrest across the border in Hong Kong.The most recent was a three-day trip by Vice-President Wang Qishan, a close ally of President Xi Jinping, who watched Italy play the Philippines in the Basketball World Cup along with the visiting Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte.During the visit Wang also visited a number of education and cultural institutes where he stressed the…
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