A poster put up on a Beijing street in late 1966 features how to deal with the “enemy of the people” during the Cultural Revolution. After the Communists came to power in 1949, they engaged in wealth redistribution, seizing farmland and factories. Photo: AFP

If Hong Kong protests are the result of social inequality, swap ‘one country, two systems’ for communism

  • In adopting capitalism’s laissez-faire doctrine but not communism’s social equality, ‘one country, two systems’ has failed. Let Beijing redistribute Hong Kong’s wealth and turn it into another Chinese city with a more level playing field
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A poster put up on a Beijing street in late 1966 features how to deal with the “enemy of the people” during the Cultural Revolution. After the Communists came to power in 1949, they engaged in wealth redistribution, seizing farmland and factories. Photo: AFP
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