Letters | A ‘Hong Kong mayor’ can be the fix to our protest deadlock

A Legislative Council-elected mayor instead of a chief executive appointed by the central government is a compromise that will not please the hardliners on both sides, but both Hong Kong and Beijing would benefit from such an arrangement.

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Letters | Unsung heroes of Hong Kong protests deserve our thanks

After every protest, Hong Kong wakes up to clean streets and functioning MTR stations thanks to cleaners and mechanics. They are the heroes who make it possible for ordinary people to go about their daily routines despite the unrest

After every protest, Hong Kong wakes up to clean streets and functioning MTR stations thanks to cleaners and mechanics. They are the heroes who make it possible for ordinary people to go about their daily routines despite the unrest

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Unsung heroes of Hong Kong protests deserve our thanks
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Protesters shouldn’t force Beijing’s hand and risk a crackdown
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End Hong Kong’s protests by taking radical action on housing
Letters | Why Mao Zedong was right not to ‘liberate’ Hong Kong before 1997

Unlike Indian prime minister Nehru who sent the army into Hyderabad after the British left India, Chairman Mao refrained from using military force to take back Hong Kong. The decision is still paying off for China decades later.

Unlike Indian prime minister Nehru who sent the army into Hyderabad after the British left India, Chairman Mao refrained from using military force to take back Hong Kong. The decision is still paying off for China decades later.

16 Sep 2019 - 6:50AM
Why Mao Zedong was right not to ‘liberate’ Hong Kong before 1997
Letters | Hong Kong-Singapore currency union is a flight of fancy

Singapore cannot participate in “one country, two systems”. It is up to Hong Kong and Beijing to chart their own course.

16 Sep 2019 - 6:40AM
Letters | How that burger you just ate is linked to the Amazon fires

Despite their promises, fast-food giants are still purchasing meat linked to the destruction of the Amazon rainforest. Hong Kong plays an outsize role in deforestation as one of the world’s biggest importers of Brazilian meat

Despite their promises, fast-food giants are still purchasing meat linked to the destruction of the Amazon rainforest. Hong Kong plays an outsize role in deforestation as one of the world’s biggest importers of Brazilian meat

15 Sep 2019 - 7:45AM
How that burger you just ate is linked to the Amazon fires
15 Sep 2019 - 6:45AM
Protesters aren’t ready for the freedoms they demand
Letters | Hong Kong youth protests have nothing to do with being ‘spoilt’

Attacks on young people for wanting what’s rightfully theirs have no place in modern society.

Attacks on young people for wanting what’s rightfully theirs have no place in modern society.

15 Sep 2019 - 6:35AM
Hong Kong youth protests have nothing to do with being ‘spoilt’
15 Sep 2019 - 6:25AM
UK should support protesters’ demand for independent inquiry
Letters | Hong Kong’s ticket to greater freedom is its economic power

The Occupy movement in 2014 produced no tangible results. Why would things be different this time? Hong Kong enjoys a greater degree of freedom because it has real power as a financial centre. It should build on this strength.

The Occupy movement in 2014 produced no tangible results. Why would things be different this time? Hong Kong enjoys a greater degree of freedom because it has real power as a financial centre. It should build on this strength.

14 Sep 2019 - 7:30AM
Hong Kong’s ticket to greater freedom is its economic power
Letters | If the protests were non-violent, police would be the same

Viral media reports and footage from the Hong Kong protests show the youngsters running riot in a favourable light. There is no justification for taking part in violent acts or glorifying them.

Viral media reports and footage from the Hong Kong protests show the youngsters running riot in a favourable light. There is no justification for taking part in violent acts or glorifying them.

14 Sep 2019 - 6:25AM
If the protests were non-violent, police would be the same
14 Sep 2019 - 6:20AM
Why Cathay Pacific’s firing of employees should worry us all
Letters | Why Hong Kong’s protesters should not count on help from the US

Not only would the US be unwilling to take serious risks for Hong Kong’s sake, realist theory of international relations suggests America is likely to use Hong Kong as a bargaining chip in the US-China conflict

Not only would the US be unwilling to take serious risks for Hong Kong’s sake, realist theory of international relations suggests America is likely to use Hong Kong as a bargaining chip in the US-China conflict

13 Sep 2019 - 6:54PM
Why Hong Kong’s protesters should not count on help from the US
Letters | Liberate Hong Kong? First, let’s not be prisoners of our political views

People are not their thoughts. Those who identify too much with whatever their minds say are trapped by their thoughts. The rift in Hong Kong is a result of people from the yellow and blue camps clinging too firmly to their own ideas.

People are not their thoughts. Those who identify too much with whatever their minds say are trapped by their thoughts. The rift in Hong Kong is a result of people from the yellow and blue camps clinging too firmly to their own ideas.

13 Sep 2019 - 6:40AM
Liberate Hong Kong? First, let’s not be prisoners of our political views
13 Sep 2019 - 6:25AM
Hong Kong is haunted by the misguided tactics of protesters
12 Sep 2019 - 11:31PM
Exchange Fund’s foreign currency assets remain stable
Letters | Lessons police must learn amid rumours of protester deaths

Police should let reporters do their jobs if they want to nip wild rumours in the bud. To rebuild trust between the police and the public, several independent commissions of inquiry into police conduct could be appointed to deal with specific incidents.

Police should let reporters do their jobs if they want to nip wild rumours in the bud. To rebuild trust between the police and the public, several independent commissions of inquiry into police conduct could be appointed to deal with specific incidents.

12 Sep 2019 - 7:25AM
Lessons police must learn amid rumours of protester deaths
Letters | Hong Kong needs a Gandhi to stop the violence

Whatever the cause being championed, no individual or group should resort to violence. People with power and social influence in Hong Kong must come together to end the chaos.

Whatever the cause being championed, no individual or group should resort to violence. People with power and social influence in Hong Kong must come together to end the chaos.

12 Sep 2019 - 8:51AM
Hong Kong needs a Gandhi to stop the violence
12 Sep 2019 - 8:50AM
Peaceful protesters who tacitly support violence are just as guilty