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LBJ's Sheena Greitens offes thoughts on Zheng Yanxiong, Hong Kong's new new security chief

"'China's model of social governance and social management has been very focused on prevention of conflict and unrest,' said Sheena Greitens, an associate professor and expert in authoritarian politics at the University of Texas at Austin's Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs. 'It's likely that Beijing is hoping that the office in Hong Kong will shift officials there toward using some of the more preventive approaches we’ve seen deployed in mainland China.'"