Demosisto party members, including Agnes Chow (left) and Joshua Wong (centre), shout slogans after covering the Golden Bauhinia statue with a black cloth last June, ahead of the 20th anniversary of the city's handover from Britain to China on July 1. Photo: AFP
Demosisto party members, including Agnes Chow (left) and Joshua Wong (centre), shout slogans after covering the Golden Bauhinia statue with a black cloth last June, ahead of the 20th anniversary of the city's handover from Britain to China on July 1. Photo: AFP

Why Agnes Chow and self-determination should not scare the Hong Kong government

David A. Rezvani says the decision to disqualify Agnes Chow from contesting the Legislative Council by-election rests on a misunderstanding of self-determination and risks alienating supporters of the ‘one country, two systems’ framework

Demosisto party members, including Agnes Chow (left) and Joshua Wong (centre), shout slogans after covering the Golden Bauhinia statue with a black cloth last June, ahead of the 20th anniversary of the city's handover from Britain to China on July 1. Photo: AFP
Demosisto party members, including Agnes Chow (left) and Joshua Wong (centre), shout slogans after covering the Golden Bauhinia statue with a black cloth last June, ahead of the 20th anniversary of the city's handover from Britain to China on July 1. Photo: AFP
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