Illustration: Craig Stephens
Tom Plate
Opinion

Opinion

Tom Plate

The protests can end constructively for Hong Kong and Beijing, but neither side is showing the courage required

  • Hong Kong’s protesters should stop the violence and all sides should start planning for a more representative government
  • And both Hongkongers and Americans should forget about US involvement, which can only hold the democracy movement back

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Illustration: Craig Stephens
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Demonstrators stand in front of a shuttered mall in the Causeway Bay district of Hong Kong on October 7. Short-term harm inflicted by the protests is already severe, and is likely to get worse before recovery becomes possible. Photo: Bloomberg
David Dodwell
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Opinion

Outside In by David Dodwell

Hong Kong’s economy is reeling from the one-two blow of local protests and US-China trade conflict, but it will survive

  • The impact of the unrest has been quick and devastating, especially on tourist business, but the city has lived through worse crises
  • Longer-term damage from the trade war is more of a worry, but Hong Kong is not alone in this

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Demonstrators stand in front of a shuttered mall in the Causeway Bay district of Hong Kong on October 7. Short-term harm inflicted by the protests is already severe, and is likely to get worse before recovery becomes possible. Photo: Bloomberg
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