A protester takes part in a rally of secondary school students against the extradition bill at Edinburgh Place, Central, on August 22 as the Hong Kong and Chinese flags flutter in the distance. Photo: Winson Wong

How ‘Beijing interference’, detested by Hong Kong’s young protesters, can truly help the city

  • Hong Kong’s laissez-faire governance has exacerbated income inequality and robbed the young of opportunities. The central government can step in to help level the playing field and diversify the economy
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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A protester takes part in a rally of secondary school students against the extradition bill at Edinburgh Place, Central, on August 22 as the Hong Kong and Chinese flags flutter in the distance. Photo: Winson Wong
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The roots of Hong Kong’s entangled ties between business and politics can be traced to the city’s colonial history. Illustration: SCMP

Developers’ cosy ties with politics may explain Hong Kong’s biggest woe: widening income gap in the least affordable city on earth

  • In a series of in-depth articles on the unrest rocking Hong Kong, South China Morning Post goes behind the headlines to look at the underlying issues, current state of affairs, and where it is all heading
  • In this latest instalment, the Post looks at the cosy ties between Hong Kong’s business elites and politics in the city and in Beijing
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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The roots of Hong Kong’s entangled ties between business and politics can be traced to the city’s colonial history. Illustration: SCMP
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