Gunter Schubert

Gunter Schubert

Gunter Schubert is chair of Greater China Studies and director of the European Research Centre on Contemporary Taiwan at Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen, Germany.

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Opinion | Hong Kong’s protesters will find that violent action to achieve abstract ideas is a suicide mission

Large-scale, peaceful uprisings against specific targets – from ‘patriotic’ education and national security laws to extradition – have succeeded. The violent tactics seen in the past months will not work, and Western governments will not step in when they fail.

Large-scale, peaceful uprisings against specific targets – from ‘patriotic’ education and national security laws to extradition – have succeeded. The violent tactics seen in the past months will not work, and Western governments will not step in when they fail.

16 Oct 2019 - 9:06AM