A worker cleans up after Lennon Walls were vandalised and pasted over with pro-China material, in Tsim Sha Tsui on October 1, the day marking the 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China. Photo: May Tse

Can Hong Kong protest camps disagree without coming to blows?

Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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A worker cleans up after Lennon Walls were vandalised and pasted over with pro-China material, in Tsim Sha Tsui on October 1, the day marking the 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China. Photo: May Tse
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Hongkongers protesting outside the Hong Kong Trade Development Council symposium in Los Angeles, US, on September 21. “One country, two systems” does not have to die come 2047. Photo: Tony Cheung
John Wilson
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Opinion

John Wilson

‘One country, two systems’ can continue past 2047 but the conversation has to start now

  • The Basic Law is not due to expire so a conversation is overdue on how Beijing contemplates Hong Kong’s legal and administrative systems after 2047
  • Nothing in the Basic Law says communism will apply after 50 years or that existing rights and freedoms will be cancelled

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Hongkongers protesting outside the Hong Kong Trade Development Council symposium in Los Angeles, US, on September 21. “One country, two systems” does not have to die come 2047. Photo: Tony Cheung
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