Protesters march through Harbour City shopping mall in the Tsim Sha Tsui on December 21, 2019. Photo: AFP

Letters | Why Hong Kong’s protest crisis cannot be resolved by a simple reading of the Basic Law

  • Given Hong Kong’s capitalist society and common law system, it is inevitable that references will be made to Western democracies when discussing how universal suffrage should be implemented in the city
  • If the city had had universal suffrage, officials might not have employed heavy-handed tactics to press forward with the extradition bill
Topic |   Hong Kong protests
Protesters march through Harbour City shopping mall in the Tsim Sha Tsui on December 21, 2019. Photo: AFP
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