LettersLack of live news on Hong Kong protests in English keeps many residents out of the loop
The Basic Law stipulates that, in addition to Chinese, English may be used as an official language by the judiciary, legislative authorities and executive authorities.
This effectively excludes thousands of residents, who consider themselves Hongkongers, as well as visitors and members of the international community who work and live here. Since the local live news reports do not serve them, they have to turn to international channels, such as the BBC and Channel News Asia, for up-to-date news in English. We all care about Hong Kong as much as any Chinese speaker. This is our home and we are just as concerned about our city.
N. Fung, Repulse Bay
Internet-enabled youth have taken Hong Kong by storm
These 60 years past I have seen Hong Kong transform itself from a shanty town of hillsides and pavements into a global city. How easy, with the power of the internet, to throw this into the harbour, in the name of politics, a game that had little to do with our success anyway.
Doubts and fears are being exploited, mistakes have been made, there is much to answer for and the truth may never fully emerge.
In the meantime, however, your article helps clear things up. The case for a full inquiry into all aspects of the present situation has never been stronger.
James Blake, Ap Lei Chau