Hong Kong protesters gesture to signify “five demands — not one less”, as they demonstrate at a shopping mall against China’s national security legislation for the city, on June 1. Photo: AP
Hong Kong protesters gesture to signify “five demands — not one less”, as they demonstrate at a shopping mall against China’s national security legislation for the city, on June 1. Photo: AP

Letters | Hong Kong national security law can coexist with democracy under ‘one country, two systems’

  • As a Westerner living in Hong Kong, I prefer the stability the new national security law will bring, to the destruction of the city by continued violent protests
  • But it is also time for the political system to evolve, as the lack of competition of ideas in the political process has caused innovation to stagnate

Hong Kong protesters gesture to signify “five demands — not one less”, as they demonstrate at a shopping mall against China’s national security legislation for the city, on June 1. Photo: AP
Hong Kong protesters gesture to signify “five demands — not one less”, as they demonstrate at a shopping mall against China’s national security legislation for the city, on June 1. Photo: AP
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