Letters | More force won’t help to end protest violence in Hong Kong
21 Nov 2019 - 8:00AM
Letters | Why Hong Kong must clear the air on fears about tear gas use

Government environment officials routinely collect samples to assess air quality. They must now do so in areas affected by tear gas and report on their findings. If not, green groups have an ethical duty to perform this urgent public service.

Government environment officials routinely collect samples to assess air quality. They must now do so in areas affected by tear gas and report on their findings. If not, green groups have an ethical duty to perform this urgent public service.

21 Nov 2019 - 7:40AM
Why Hong Kong must clear the air on fears about tear gas use
Letters | Don’t blame protesters or police for Hong Kong crisis

By steadfastly ignoring the clearly expressed views of those it governs, the Hong Kong government has brought the city to the brink. There are worries about protesters undermining the rule of law, but it must be remembered that laws derive their legitimacy from the consent of the governed.

By steadfastly ignoring the clearly expressed views of those it governs, the Hong Kong government has brought the city to the brink. There are worries about protesters undermining the rule of law, but it must be remembered that laws derive their legitimacy from the consent of the governed.

21 Nov 2019 - 7:00AM
Don’t blame protesters or police for Hong Kong crisis
20 Nov 2019 - 11:00AM
Violent protesters attacking police can’t be seen as ‘kids’
Letters | Hong Kong protest violence is wrong, so is police brutality

Are Hong Kong police really using minimal force, when they brandish rifles, threaten bodily harm and arrest first-aiders? If this is not the Hong Kong Police Force we used to know, we must say so.

Are Hong Kong police really using minimal force, when they brandish rifles, threaten bodily harm and arrest first-aiders? If this is not the Hong Kong Police Force we used to know, we must say so.

20 Nov 2019 - 8:00AM
Hong Kong protest violence is wrong, so is police brutality
Letters | Protesters and police must take a step back, or all is lost

If the present state of violent confrontation continues, Hong Kong’s economy, freedoms and way of life will be irreparably damaged, and democracy will not be brought any nearer.

20 Nov 2019 - 7:30AM
Letters | Others talk about democracy; young Hongkongers fight for it

The outside world’s unwillingness to confront Beijing and support the brave protesters shows it relies on empty words.

The outside world’s unwillingness to confront Beijing and support the brave protesters shows it relies on empty words.

20 Nov 2019 - 7:00AM
Others talk about democracy; young Hongkongers fight for it
Letters | Do Hong Kong protesters have the right to make everyone pay?

The central government may have room for improvement but the protesters of Hong Kong are doing no better in seeking to wield absolute power. The price for democracy is steep, but the protesters have unilaterally decided for all of Hong Kong to pay right now.

The central government may have room for improvement but the protesters of Hong Kong are doing no better in seeking to wield absolute power. The price for democracy is steep, but the protesters have unilaterally decided for all of Hong Kong to pay right now.

19 Nov 2019 - 11:15AM
Do Hong Kong protesters have the right to make everyone pay?
19 Nov 2019 - 8:00AM
Protests and the vicious cycle of anger: when will it all end?
Letters | Hong Kong’s air was polluted, is tear gas turning it toxic?

Repeated use of tear gas by police in almost every district has exposed even children, the pregnant and the elderly to a complex mix of harmful chemicals. This raises deep concerns with regard to public health.

Repeated use of tear gas by police in almost every district has exposed even children, the pregnant and the elderly to a complex mix of harmful chemicals. This raises deep concerns with regard to public health.

19 Nov 2019 - 7:25AM
Hong Kong’s air was polluted, is tear gas turning it toxic?
Letters | How Hong Kong police can emerge stronger from protests fire

The suspension of a policeman who drove a motorcycle into a crowd of protesters was a good start. The force must suspend and then investigate other officers involved in incidents of public concern.

The suspension of a policeman who drove a motorcycle into a crowd of protesters was a good start. The force must suspend and then investigate other officers involved in incidents of public concern.

18 Nov 2019 - 8:00AM
How Hong Kong police can emerge stronger from protests fire
18 Nov 2019 - 6:39AM
Hong Kong’s future was bright: ‘revolution’ has changed that
Letters | Do Hong Kong protesters know what those foreign flags stand for?

No matter how high-minded the ideals, protesters have no special dispensation to ignore law and order, and other people’s rights. Choosing to play this game means risking arrest. That is how it works the world over, including in the great democracies of Britain and the US.

No matter how high-minded the ideals, protesters have no special dispensation to ignore law and order, and other people’s rights. Choosing to play this game means risking arrest. That is how it works the world over, including in the great democracies of Britain and the US.

18 Nov 2019 - 5:05AM
Do Hong Kong protesters know what those foreign flags stand for?
17 Nov 2019 - 8:05AM
Can Joshua Wong step up to lead protesters to non-violence?
17 Nov 2019 - 7:30AM
Hong Kong or Catalonia: don’t fall into the ‘either-or’ trap
Letters | Violent Hong Kong protesters must face full force of the law

How does violent and dangerous conduct relate in any way to protesters’ ‘five key demands’? Why should a university or any other place be a sanctuary from where they can rain harm on to the public?

How does violent and dangerous conduct relate in any way to protesters’ ‘five key demands’? Why should a university or any other place be a sanctuary from where they can rain harm on to the public?

17 Nov 2019 - 7:29AM
Violent Hong Kong protesters must face full force of the law
Letters | Do what’s right: speak up against Hong Kong protest violence

Journalists who cover the protests cannot expect the police to protect them. Protesters’ representatives and pan-democrats must condemn the use of force against those who disagree with them.

Journalists who cover the protests cannot expect the police to protect them. Protesters’ representatives and pan-democrats must condemn the use of force against those who disagree with them.

17 Nov 2019 - 7:26AM
Do what’s right: speak up against Hong Kong protest violence
16 Nov 2019 - 8:30AM
Hong Kong’s riot police have long been armed and ready
Letters | Why did paralysed city wait so long to cancel classes?

The irresponsible delay meant thousands of schoolchildren were forced to pick their way across a crippled city, and then back again.

The irresponsible delay meant thousands of schoolchildren were forced to pick their way across a crippled city, and then back again.

16 Nov 2019 - 8:00AM
Why did paralysed city wait so long to cancel classes?
Letters | It’s not just Hong Kong protesters who demand a full inquiry

Many Hongkongers who do not support protester violence want answers that only a truly independent commission of inquiry can provide.

Many Hongkongers who do not support protester violence want answers that only a truly independent commission of inquiry can provide.

16 Nov 2019 - 7:25AM
It’s not just Hong Kong protesters who demand a full inquiry