Protesters gather at Tamar Park in Admiralty, Hong Kong, to mark the fifth anniversary of the pro-democracy “umbrella movement” on September 28. Photo: AP

Hong Kong has earned the democracy it seeks. Now’s the time to hold an election

  • Protesters have taken the city closer than ever to the goal set out in the Basic Law – universal suffrage. A real election offers a way out of the current stand-off and an effective response to repression
Topic |   Hong Kong Basic Law

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Protesters gather at Tamar Park in Admiralty, Hong Kong, to mark the fifth anniversary of the pro-democracy “umbrella movement” on September 28. Photo: AP
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Riot police use water cannons to disperse a crowd of anti-government protesters gathered near the Legislative Council Complex in Admiralty, after a rally to mark the fifth anniversary of the “Umbrella movement” on September 28. Photo: Dickson Lee

Why Hong Kong would still be protesting today, even if the 2014 political reform package had been passed

  • That system proposed by Beijing in 2014 of screening candidates for the chief executive election would still have put Carrie Lam in power. A fresh model of universal suffrage must be found
Topic |   Universal suffrage in Hong Kong

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Riot police use water cannons to disperse a crowd of anti-government protesters gathered near the Legislative Council Complex in Admiralty, after a rally to mark the fifth anniversary of the “Umbrella movement” on September 28. Photo: Dickson Lee
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