Anti-government protesters hold up their hands to symbolise the “five demands”, as they switch on their mobile phone flashlights and sing “Glory to Hong Kong”, outside an MTR mall in Wong Tai Sin on September 10. Photo: Sam Tsang
Andrew Leung
Opinion

Opinion

Andrew Leung

As Hong Kong protests cross 100 days, 10 ways to ensure an end to youth anger

  • Without unpacking the protests’ complex dynamics, dialogue and remedial action risk missing their mark
  • Apart from policies targeting youth empowerment, assurances on ‘one country, two systems’, as seen before 1997, would go a long way towards easing the unrest

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Anti-government protesters hold up their hands to symbolise the “five demands”, as they switch on their mobile phone flashlights and sing “Glory to Hong Kong”, outside an MTR mall in Wong Tai Sin on September 10. Photo: Sam Tsang
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Protesters call for their five demands to be met during a September 8 march to the US consulate in Hong Kong, calling on Washington to pass an act in support of Hong Kong’s democratic development and human rights. Photo: Felix Wong
Brian YS Wong
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Opinion

Brian YS Wong

Hong Kong’s young protesters can’t be pigeonholed, and neither can their problems – they are not so easily dismissed

  • There is no single grievance and no magic bullet. The government should stop inferring and start listening to the plurality of young people’s views, give them a greater voice in policymaking and commit to genuine political reform

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Protesters call for their five demands to be met during a September 8 march to the US consulate in Hong Kong, calling on Washington to pass an act in support of Hong Kong’s democratic development and human rights. Photo: Felix Wong
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