Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong (right) shakes hands with US Representative Tom Suozzi as Jim McGovern, chairman of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, looks on, before a hearing on Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement on September 17 in Washington, DC. Photo: AFP
Bernard Chan
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Bernard Chan

Hong Kong is being dragged into the US-China trade war when it should be a bystander

  • Hong Kong’s protests have given it international prominence but the city – and its special economic status with the US – should not become a weapon in the US trade conflict with China

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Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong (right) shakes hands with US Representative Tom Suozzi as Jim McGovern, chairman of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, looks on, before a hearing on Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement on September 17 in Washington, DC. Photo: AFP
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Illustration: Craig Stephens
Derwin Pereira
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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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