Zhou Enlai, who served as premier until his death in 1976, advocated a pragmatic policy towards Hong Kong. Photo: AFP Zhou Enlai, who served as premier until his death in 1976, advocated a pragmatic policy towards Hong Kong. Photo: AFP
Zhou Enlai, who served as premier until his death in 1976, advocated a pragmatic policy towards Hong Kong. Photo: AFP
Gary Cheung
Opinion

Opinion

Gary Cheung

What Beijing’s ideologues can learn from Zhou Enlai’s restraint when dealing with rebellious youth

Gary Cheung says the late premier’s pragmatism contrasts with the hardline approach taken by some central government officials towards Hong Kong’s independence advocates

Zhou Enlai, who served as premier until his death in 1976, advocated a pragmatic policy towards Hong Kong. Photo: AFP Zhou Enlai, who served as premier until his death in 1976, advocated a pragmatic policy towards Hong Kong. Photo: AFP
Zhou Enlai, who served as premier until his death in 1976, advocated a pragmatic policy towards Hong Kong. Photo: AFP
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