People take to the streets of Hong Kong on November 6, to protest Beijing's attempts to stop a fledgling independence movement. Police officers who formed a barricade to stop their advance resorted to using pepper spray on the protestors. Photo: KYODO
Peter Guy
Opinion

Opinion

Mind the Gap by Peter Guy

Don’t overestimate Hong Kong’s importance on Beijing’s legislative and governing agenda

When the values of a free society collide with an authoritarian mainland government, or non-democratic Hong Kong government ... the authoritarian government wins

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People take to the streets of Hong Kong on November 6, to protest Beijing's attempts to stop a fledgling independence movement. Police officers who formed a barricade to stop their advance resorted to using pepper spray on the protestors. Photo: KYODO
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