A protester waves the American and Hong Kong flags during a march on July 21. Photo: Edmond So

Hong Kong protesters clamouring for democracy should know the city can’t vote its way out of its problems

  • The US has a long history of intervention in countries which do not elect leaders Washington prefers
  • The West allows democracy only when it does not challenge Western economic supremacy. It won’t be a true friend to Hong Kong
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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A protester waves the American and Hong Kong flags during a march on July 21. Photo: Edmond So
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Kaohsiung mayor Han Kuo-yu, who went on to win the Kuomintang’s ticket to contest Taiwan’s presidential election next year, waves to the media in Hong Kong on March 22. If Hong Kong could accommodate dissenting pro-independence voices, it could serve as a demonstration to Taiwan of what reunification with the mainland could look like. Photo: AP

Beijing should liberate Hong Kong’s political minorities to win Taiwan over

  • While the localist camp in Hong Kong is a decided minority, and independence will never work in the city, Beijing should accommodate opposition voices in the city, if it wishes to reunify with Taiwan peacefully
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Kaohsiung mayor Han Kuo-yu, who went on to win the Kuomintang’s ticket to contest Taiwan’s presidential election next year, waves to the media in Hong Kong on March 22. If Hong Kong could accommodate dissenting pro-independence voices, it could serve as a demonstration to Taiwan of what reunification with the mainland could look like. Photo: AP
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