A Chinese national flag is displayed on the back of the helmet of a Hong Kong riot police officer on duty during a demonstration in Yuen Long district on October 21. Photo: AFP

How Hong Kong found a great teacher in Carrie Lam

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A Chinese national flag is displayed on the back of the helmet of a Hong Kong riot police officer on duty during a demonstration in Yuen Long district on October 21. Photo: AFP
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An elderly woman with a British flag at a protest in Hong Kong on June 12. Brexit has paralysed government for three years. Will it take us in Hong Kong as long to find resolution? Photo: Antony Dickson
David Dodwell
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Opinion

Inside Out by David Dodwell

What Hong Kong’s crisis and Britain’s Brexit woes have in common

  • In both cases, deep societal rifts and a political misstep combined to wreak political civil war and economic harm, leaving deep, perhaps permanent scars. Brexit’s lesson for Hong Kong? It is hard to stuff the genie back in the bottle

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An elderly woman with a British flag at a protest in Hong Kong on June 12. Brexit has paralysed government for three years. Will it take us in Hong Kong as long to find resolution? Photo: Antony Dickson
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