Civilians near City University of Hong Kong dormitories in Kowloon Tong clear the roads of bricks and obstacles on November 17. Photo: May Tse

In a divided Hong Kong, 11 things we the people do agree on

  • Hongkongers want the violence to stop, for Americans to keep out and everyone to understand that Hong Kong is a part of China. They also agree on the need for better leadership, starting with a chief executive who is more than merely loyal to Beijing
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Civilians near City University of Hong Kong dormitories in Kowloon Tong clear the roads of bricks and obstacles on November 17. Photo: May Tse
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Office workers hold up their hands to symbolise the “five demands” of pro-democracy protesters, during yet another lunchtime demonstration in Central, the financial district of Hong Kong, on November 20. Photo: AP

Don’t blame Hong Kong protesters or police: Carrie Lam and her team brought about this crisis

  • By steadfastly ignoring the clearly expressed views of those it governs, the Hong Kong government has brought the city to the brink
  • There are worries about protesters undermining the rule of law, but it must be remembered that laws derive their legitimacy from the consent of the governed
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Office workers hold up their hands to symbolise the “five demands” of pro-democracy protesters, during yet another lunchtime demonstration in Central, the financial district of Hong Kong, on November 20. Photo: AP
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