So the protests in China have now turned violent with rubber bullets and tear gas being deployed by police. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-48591001 Protesters have made an attempt to storm the Parliament building. With one million [or 1/7th of the population] protesting at the weekend is there a chance of authorities loosing control [in Beijing's eyes] and using this as an excuse to enforce central rule over Hong Kong? I know China has a treaty promise to respect Hong Kong's right to self-determination for 50 years but really... it'd be unenforceable wouldn't it? Not like we could do anything even if we wanted to.