A Hong Kong football fan waves a flag during a world cup qualifier at Mong Kok Stadium last year. Hong Kong fans booed the anthem they share with China while some turned their backs in a show of defiance. Photo: AFP

Beijing must counter perceptions in Hong Kong of high-handedness

Holden Chow says such views matter in politics, and mainland authorities should consider softening their approach to Hong Kong’s dissenting voices

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A Hong Kong football fan waves a flag during a world cup qualifier at Mong Kok Stadium last year. Hong Kong fans booed the anthem they share with China while some turned their backs in a show of defiance. Photo: AFP
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