Students attend a rally at the Chinese University of Hong Kong on September 2. Photo: AFP
Robert Peckham
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Opinion

Robert Peckham

In a critical hour for Hong Kong, universities can help us find our way back to humanity

  • Universities play an increasingly economic role in society but, more importantly, they should be places of thinking. In a polarised Hong Kong, it is the study of humanities that will equip people with critical thinking skills and empathy

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Students attend a rally at the Chinese University of Hong Kong on September 2. Photo: AFP
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Protesters gather for a rally in Victoria Park on August 18. The main issue driving the peaceful marches involving millions may be the increasing “mainlandisation” of Hong Kong, instead of housing. Photo: AFP
Markus Shaw
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Markus Shaw

China broke its promises to Hong Kong. That’s why the protest movement is back with a vengeance

  • Beijing has not really let Hong Kong people rule Hong Kong, contrary to the principle underpinning the Basic Law. When dissent is suppressed without resolving the underlying issue, protest just emerges in another form

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Protesters gather for a rally in Victoria Park on August 18. The main issue driving the peaceful marches involving millions may be the increasing “mainlandisation” of Hong Kong, instead of housing. Photo: AFP
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