A China supporter poses with the national flag after a ceremony to celebrate National Day in Hong Kong on October 1. The People’s Republic of China marked its 70th anniversary on the day. Photo: AP

Why Hongkongers are wrong to blame China and the Communist Party for their problems

  • Compare China, which is stable and enjoys the support of its people, to other places experiencing widespread unrest
  • Hong Kong’s problem isn’t Beijing, but something much closer to home
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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A China supporter poses with the national flag after a ceremony to celebrate National Day in Hong Kong on October 1. The People’s Republic of China marked its 70th anniversary on the day. Photo: AP
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Alex Lo
Alex Lo
Opinion

SCMP Columnist

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Hong Kong rebellion a big boost to Chinese nationalism

  • Too much freedom allowed in Hong Kong is seen by many mainlanders to be undermining stability and prosperity, both of which are considered best guaranteed by the communist state

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