Perhaps this unusual spotlight will finally enable the city’s students to examine their “struggle” and channel their energies into securing democracy as well as protecting Hong Kong’s institutions. Illustration: Craig StephensPerhaps this unusual spotlight will finally enable the city’s students to examine their “struggle” and channel their energies into securing democracy as well as protecting Hong Kong’s institutions. Illustration: Craig Stephens
Perhaps this unusual spotlight will finally enable the city’s students to examine their “struggle” and channel their energies into securing democracy as well as protecting Hong Kong’s institutions. Illustration: Craig Stephens

Hong Kong’s Nobel nominees should aim for the bigger prize: democracy, not ‘self-determination’ from China

Vijay Verghese says the nomination of three student leaders of the Occupy pro-democracy protests for the Nobel Peace Prize has caused a stir, and shines a light on the aims and methods of the city’s young activists

Topic |   Nobel Prize
Perhaps this unusual spotlight will finally enable the city’s students to examine their “struggle” and channel their energies into securing democracy as well as protecting Hong Kong’s institutions. Illustration: Craig StephensPerhaps this unusual spotlight will finally enable the city’s students to examine their “struggle” and channel their energies into securing democracy as well as protecting Hong Kong’s institutions. Illustration: Craig Stephens
Perhaps this unusual spotlight will finally enable the city’s students to examine their “struggle” and channel their energies into securing democracy as well as protecting Hong Kong’s institutions. Illustration: Craig Stephens
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