Illustration: Craig Stephens
Derwin Pereira
Opinion

Opinion

Derwin Pereira

Hong Kong’s protests, and its future, matter not just to China but also to the rest of the world

  • Protesters are waging a battle for Hong Kong’s future. Equally, the confrontation reflects a showdown between two global orders – one led by the liberal West and the other by the authoritarian Chinese model
  • The only way out is for Hong Kong to accept that it is part of China, and for China to accept that Hong Kong is different

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Illustration: Craig Stephens
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For the second time in a fortnight, holders of British National (Overseas) Passports rally outside the British consulate in Hong Kong, on September 15, to demand the same rights as British passport holders. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
Mike Rowse
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Opinion

Mike Rowse

Maybe Britain or the US will come to Hong Kong’s rescue. And pigs might fly

  • Britain will not reverse policy and start recognising Hong Kong BN(O) passport holders as citizens. The US will not throw open its doors to Hongkongers.
  • No one is coming to our rescue. The only capital city worth visiting in a pickle is Beijing

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For the second time in a fortnight, holders of British National (Overseas) Passports rally outside the British consulate in Hong Kong, on September 15, to demand the same rights as British passport holders. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
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