People in Beijing wave the Chinese national flag as they gather to mark the New Year at Tiananmen Square on January 1. Photo: China Daily via Reuters People in Beijing wave the Chinese national flag as they gather to mark the New Year at Tiananmen Square on January 1. Photo: China Daily via Reuters
People in Beijing wave the Chinese national flag as they gather to mark the New Year at Tiananmen Square on January 1. Photo: China Daily via Reuters
Human rights

Letters | Why Hong Kong may not warm to ‘human rights with Chinese characteristics’

  • Beijing’s argument for exceptionalism in human rights ignores the reality of life for most mainland Chinese, and holds them hostage to an ideal of the greater good
  • Western models may also be flawed, but are embraced by most nations around the world

Topic |   Human rights
People in Beijing wave the Chinese national flag as they gather to mark the New Year at Tiananmen Square on January 1. Photo: China Daily via Reuters People in Beijing wave the Chinese national flag as they gather to mark the New Year at Tiananmen Square on January 1. Photo: China Daily via Reuters
People in Beijing wave the Chinese national flag as they gather to mark the New Year at Tiananmen Square on January 1. Photo: China Daily via Reuters
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