Visitors at a mock old-style Hong Kong “cha chaan teng” set up at Victoria Park in Causeway Bay to mark the 65th year of National Day celebrations, on October 1, 2014. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Hong Kong hurt by a lack of leadership on both sides, but pride in identity should see city through

  • Hongkongers and the Chinese have always been a pragmatic people who can struggle and make the most of a harsh situation, survive and even prosper
  • We should not see China as a threat but rather as an opportunity. We should embrace opportunities beyond our borders and understand cultures on their terms
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Visitors at a mock old-style Hong Kong “cha chaan teng” set up at Victoria Park in Causeway Bay to mark the 65th year of National Day celebrations, on October 1, 2014. Photo: Jonathan Wong
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Kerry Kennedy
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Opinion

Kerry Kennedy

Repression begets violence and more violence. Hong Kong must give peace and reconciliation a chance

  • Having suppressed dissent in multiple ways, the government is now living with the consequences. If issues can’t be discussed openly, they will be discussed in the echo chambers of social media, and radical solutions will be sought

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