Andy Chan, convenor of the Hong Kong National Party, speaks at the Foreign Correspondents' Club on August 14. Photo: Bloomberg

Hong Kong is different from the rest of China, but that’s no justification for advocating separatism

Anson Au says separatist movements have historically exacted a high price and there are far less drastic ways to ensure that Hong Kong preserves its identity and culture

Topic |   Hong Kong localism and independence

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Andy Chan, convenor of the Hong Kong National Party, speaks at the Foreign Correspondents' Club on August 14. Photo: Bloomberg
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Anson Au

Anson Au

Anson Au is currently a visiting professor in the School of Humanities, Social Science, and Law at Harbin Institute of Technology and a PhD student in sociology at the University of Toronto.