Supporters of student activists Joshua Wong, Nathan Law and Alex Chow hold up signs reading “Shame on the Department of Justice” (right) and “Freedom Stolen” as the three leave Hong Kong’s High Court in prison vans, on August 17. Photo: EPA

Go directly to jail: how Hong Kong courts are teaching a lesson on the rules of the game

Philip Bowring says social order and political stability have been ensured for the city, with student activists jailed, the opposition decimated, business as usual for vested interests, and resolve demonstrated to higher powers

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Supporters of student activists Joshua Wong, Nathan Law and Alex Chow hold up signs reading “Shame on the Department of Justice” (right) and “Freedom Stolen” as the three leave Hong Kong’s High Court in prison vans, on August 17. Photo: EPA
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