Paul Serfaty

Paul Serfaty

Paul Serfaty is a specialist in international finance and a barrister. A Hong Kong permanent resident, he writes on cultural and political matters. He has been elected to leadership roles in UK and European political organisations, and was educated at Cambridge and the French Lycée in London.

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Opinion | If China wants to use the coronavirus crisis to burnish its global image, it must rethink its Hong Kong strategy

To be seen as a responsible international actor, China must comply with global agreements and develop the rule of law at home. Through its actions in Hong Kong, Beijing is showing the world how thin China’s commitment to the rule of law is.

3 May 2020 - 9:34AM

To be seen as a responsible international actor, China must comply with global agreements and develop the rule of law at home. Through its actions in Hong Kong, Beijing is showing the world how thin China’s commitment to the rule of law is.

If China wants to use the coronavirus crisis to burnish its global image, it must rethink its Hong Kong strategy
Opinion | For its 70th National Day, a strong China can afford to grant Hong Kong protesters’ wishes

Are flag-waving, anthem-singing patriots or underperforming officials what China needs? Beijing should consider fostering genuine patriotism in Hong Kong under ‘one country, two systems’, by responding to Hongkongers’ needs.

26 Sep 2019 - 12:26PM

Are flag-waving, anthem-singing patriots or underperforming officials what China needs? Beijing should consider fostering genuine patriotism in Hong Kong under ‘one country, two systems’, by responding to Hongkongers’ needs.

For its 70th National Day, a strong China can afford to grant Hong Kong protesters’ wishes
Opinion | Amnesty for Hong Kong extradition bill protesters would heal society and close rifts with mainland China

Hong Kong’s guidelines for prosecutors say there are conditions in which prosecution does not serve the public interest. Recent acts, in a highly charged atmosphere created by unresponsive government, should fall under those conditions.

17 Jul 2019 - 5:33AM

Hong Kong’s guidelines for prosecutors say there are conditions in which prosecution does not serve the public interest. Recent acts, in a highly charged atmosphere created by unresponsive government, should fall under those conditions.

Amnesty for Hong Kong extradition bill protesters would heal society and close rifts with mainland China
Hong Kong electoral officials have overstepped their boundaries by barring pro-independence candidate