A member of localist group Hong Kong Indigenous speaks at a rally in Mong Kok. What exactly is localism? What are localist groups’ goals and interests and how are they different from those of the pro-establishment camp’s? Photo: Dickson Lee

In divided Hong Kong, there is still hope for rational debate

Kelly Yang says the city must overcome the acrimony in the air and bring back the space for real dialogue between people with different – even opposing – views

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A member of localist group Hong Kong Indigenous speaks at a rally in Mong Kok. What exactly is localism? What are localist groups’ goals and interests and how are they different from those of the pro-establishment camp’s? Photo: Dickson Lee
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Kelly Yang

Kelly Yang

Kelly Yang is the founder of The Kelly Yang Project, an after-school writing program for children in Hong Kong. At KYP, she teaches creative writing, public speaking and critical reasoning. She is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and Harvard Law School. Follow Kelly on Twitter: @kellyyanghk