A distraught petitioner in Beijing. Local government officials have been known to forcefully prevent petitioners from lodging a complaint. Photo: AP
Frank Ching
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Frank Ching

Now that Taiwanese can petition Beijing, why not Hongkongers?

Frank Ching considers how Beijing's new office for handling petitions from Taiwanese may work, and what grievances may arise

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A distraught petitioner in Beijing. Local government officials have been known to forcefully prevent petitioners from lodging a complaint. Photo: AP
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Frank Ching

Frank Ching

Frank Ching opened The Wall Street Journal’s bureau in Beijing in 1979 when the U.S. and China established diplomatic relations. Before that, he was with The New York Times in New York for 10 years. After Beijing, he wrote the book Ancestors and later joined the Far Eastern Economic Review.