People spend time at the beach on June 11 as Puerto Ricans headed to the polls to vote in a referendum on the future of the US territory. Photo: Reuters

What Hong Kong can learn from Puerto Rico, an American ‘SAR’

Jesse Friedlander draws lessons on self-governance and the usefulness of democratic legitimacy from the US territory, amid a debate in Hong Kong as it marks the 20th year of its return to Chinese sovereignty

Topic |   Hong Kong handover 20th anniversary

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People spend time at the beach on June 11 as Puerto Ricans headed to the polls to vote in a referendum on the future of the US territory. Photo: Reuters
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