Masked protesters stand on the roof of a walkway during a rally at Chater Garden in Hong Kong’s Central district on October 14. Are Hong Kong protesters aware of the fable of the goose that laid the golden eggs? Photo: EPA-EFE

Hong Kong protesters risk losing the city’s many freedoms and privileges with their greed for more

  • Acts of wanton destruction by protesters are undermining international sympathy for their cause
  • The police are not the enemy and the rule of law must be protected
Topic |   Anti-mainland China sentiments

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Masked protesters stand on the roof of a walkway during a rally at Chater Garden in Hong Kong’s Central district on October 14. Are Hong Kong protesters aware of the fable of the goose that laid the golden eggs? Photo: EPA-EFE
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Demonstrators spray paint a security camera at a Mong Kok branch of the Bank of China. Photo: Bloomberg
Shirley Ze Yu
Opinion

Opinion

Shirley Ze Yu

China would rather see Hong Kong lose its role as a financial gateway than ever cede political control

  • Under China’s control, Hong Kong’s DNA is changing and there’s no going back. Beijing may be looking to replace the city with London as a offshore financial hub
  • In China’s long history, the Hong Kong unrest will be but a minor blip in the country’s progress; the question is whether Beijing needs to wield soft or hard power

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Demonstrators spray paint a security camera at a Mong Kok branch of the Bank of China. Photo: Bloomberg
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