Anti-government protesters hold hands to form a human chain in Sha Tin at the banks of the Shing Mun River in Hong Kong on September 19. Photo: Reuters
Alice Wu
Opinion

Opinion

Alice Wu

Hong Kong’s crippling protests are the price it pays for being the world’s most free economy

  • The ‘economic freedom’ Hong Kong has championed gave us stark inequality, no social mobility and unaffordable housing. The result has been fatalism
  • The protests were decades in the making and won’t be solved without tackling deep-seated issues

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Anti-government protesters hold hands to form a human chain in Sha Tin at the banks of the Shing Mun River in Hong Kong on September 19. Photo: Reuters
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