Pro-democracy activists carry cutouts of tanks in front of a poster showing Beijing’s Palace Museum at Central MTR station, during a protest against plans to build Hong Kong’s own version of the museum, on January 10. Photo: Reuters

Until Hong Kong gets to choose its chief executive, a consensus is a distant dream

Mike Rowse says reflexive opposition to projects such as the Palace Museum again shows that the local political arena will remain adversarial until the people get to vote for their leader

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Pro-democracy activists carry cutouts of tanks in front of a poster showing Beijing’s Palace Museum at Central MTR station, during a protest against plans to build Hong Kong’s own version of the museum, on January 10. Photo: Reuters
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