A student in a headstand carries a sign saying: It’s exhausting when everything is topsy turvy. Alumni and students formed a human chain on September 6, calling for Chief Executive Carrie Lam to meet all five protest demands, at St Paul's Convent School in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong. Photo: Jonathan Wong
Mike Rowse
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Mike Rowse

For both Hong Kong protesters and the government, it is time to go back to school

  • As term starts and protests begin to thin out, the government should use the chance to relearn leadership and accountability, and start tackling the issues of housing and suffrage
  • But if it continues to sit on its hands, expect the protests to continue at the weekends and Christmas holidays

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A student in a headstand carries a sign saying: It’s exhausting when everything is topsy turvy. Alumni and students formed a human chain on September 6, calling for Chief Executive Carrie Lam to meet all five protest demands, at St Paul's Convent School in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong. Photo: Jonathan Wong
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Students attend a rally at the Chinese University of Hong Kong on September 2. Photo: AFP
Robert Peckham
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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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