Protesters rally inside the arrivals hall of Hong Kong International Airport on August 9. Photo: EPA-EFE
Viswa Nathan
Opinion

Opinion

Viswa Nathan

Hong Kong protests will not fizzle out on their own – Beijing needs to rethink its approach

  • Hong Kong protesters’ resolve should not be unfamiliar to the Communist Party with its history of struggle against the Kuomintang. A more draconian policy will only harden that resolve, but what can be achieved if the grip is loosened?

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Protesters rally inside the arrivals hall of Hong Kong International Airport on August 9. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Peter Kammerer
Peter Kammerer
Opinion

SCMP Columnist

Shades Off by Peter Kammerer

China’s soft power failures may cost Hong Kong its trade status

  • The reactions of Beijing and its supporters to Hong Kong’s protests have exacerbated its worsening image problem abroad
  • The US under Trump has played a role in this, but China can’t blame it all on the trade war

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