Protesters raise placards during a demonstration outside police headquarters in Hong Kong on September 25, after the government banned the Hong Kong National Party – a political party which advocates independence – on national security grounds. Photo: AP
Philip Bowring
Opinion

Opinion

Philip Bowring

Is Hong Kong prepared to pay the price for undermining its freedoms?

Philip Bowring says any advantages that the authorities may gain from outlawing the Hong Kong National Party will not outweigh the costs of damaging the city’s reputation as a protector of freedoms. Even in the West, such freedoms are under threat

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Protesters raise placards during a demonstration outside police headquarters in Hong Kong on September 25, after the government banned the Hong Kong National Party – a political party which advocates independence – on national security grounds. Photo: AP
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