A ripped up copy of the Basic Law lies on the floor after protesters broke into the Legislative Council chambers on July 1. Photo: Bloomberg
Grenville Cross
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Grenville Cross

‘One country, two systems’ is under attack, and Hong Kong must uphold the rule of law more than ever

  • The activists who broke into Legco showed their true colours when they tore up copies of the Basic Law, the document that guarantees Hong Kong’s way of life. They also damaged the credibility of the pan-democrats who incited the protests

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A ripped up copy of the Basic Law lies on the floor after protesters broke into the Legislative Council chambers on July 1. Photo: Bloomberg
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Illustration: Craig Stephens
Tom Plate
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Tom Plate

To win the ‘battle for Hong Kong’, Beijing must stop treating it as just another Chinese city

  • Hongkongers will not stand for the routine style of mainland governance. There is enough flexibility in the ‘one country, two systems’ model for peaceful relations, as long as the central government can loosen its grip

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Illustration: Craig Stephens
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