Donald Trump, “a promoter of paranoid fantasies, a xenophobe and an ignoramus”, horrifies even the vast majority of leaders of his own party. Photo: AFP

Donald Trump’s rise in America is a cautionary tale for democracy seekers in Hong Kong to go slow — and get things right

Michael Edesess says Hong Kong is right to take a steady path towards full democracy, as Trump’s presidential run shows how easily it can be abused

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Donald Trump, “a promoter of paranoid fantasies, a xenophobe and an ignoramus”, horrifies even the vast majority of leaders of his own party. Photo: AFP
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Michael Edesess

Michael Edesess

Michael Edesess is chief investment strategist of Compendium Finance, adjunct associate professor at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and a research associate of the Edhec-Risk Institute.