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Jack is really a storyteller, international explorer, and humanitarian and everything else rolls out from there. As a writer, its what he does. As a international human rights and criminal lawyer and trial skills teacher around the world, its his most important tool. As a former CIA officer, the only way to truly motivate people is to connect and to tell them a story that they can feel viscerally. As a media analyst, what better way to make a point.  In the end, he tries to captivate his audience about the world and its people as much as he himself is captivated.

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The Rule of Law in Hong Kong or Beijing's Way or the Highway

The verbal jousting and ongoing protesting continues in the streets of Hong Kong.  In total there have been more than a million people in the streets.  It is extraordinary and some of the most violent protests we have seen since the One Country Two Systems Policy with reunification in 1997.  The problem however isn't simply a policy dispute.  It is systemic.

Many in Hong Kong continue to chafe over Beijing's continued efforts to control the Island.  In the end, its fate is likely sealed but the people of Hong Kong are certainly not going down quietly.  They are fighting and the Rule of Law means something to them. They expected autonomy for 50 years and they are fighting for it.

This is going to be an interesting conversation.

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