Members of the Independent Police Complaints Council meet the press in Wan Chai on August 23 to share the results of a fact-finding study on recent events. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
Bernard Chan
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Bernard Chan

Let the IPCC do its job of evaluating police conduct during the protests before taking the next step, an independent inquiry included

  • The discontent in Hong Kong clearly runs deep, and the next policy address will include official government responses
  • The IPCC has a role to play too, and should be given a chance before launching a complicated commission of inquiry

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Members of the Independent Police Complaints Council meet the press in Wan Chai on August 23 to share the results of a fact-finding study on recent events. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
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Illustration: Craig Stephens
Chris Lonsdale
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Chris Lonsdale

Hong Kong’s protests are rooted in something deeper than the economy or foreign interference: they’re about fear and identity

  • A large number of today’s Hongkongers fled from China during the Cultural Revolution, and the protests reflect the trauma felt by them, and their descendants, at the lack of choice about their identity after 1997

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Illustration: Craig Stephens
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