Pro-democracy candidate Jimmy Sham (right) celebrates with a supporter on November 25 after winning in the district council election. Photo: AP

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy candidates triumphed at the polls. Now they must take the big debate off the streets

  • A society aspiring to become a mature democracy mustn’t justify violent acts – by the police or protesters
  • Unanimously denouncing violence will open the door to a much-needed conversation on Hong Kong’s future while protesters’ demands can be pursued through democratic processes
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Pro-democracy candidate Jimmy Sham (right) celebrates with a supporter on November 25 after winning in the district council election. Photo: AP
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A shuttered retail shop space in Causeway Bay on October 31. Photo: Nora Tam

Hong Kong protests are hurting small businesses like mine: a dedicated fund would help

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A shuttered retail shop space in Causeway Bay on October 31. Photo: Nora Tam
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