An anti-government protester holds a tear-gas canister during clashes with police on October 20. Photo: Reuters
Raymond Young
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Raymond Young

Violent young protesters aren’t fighting a noble cause, they will only do lasting damage to themselves and Hong Kong

  • Influential members of the community have led young people to believe that violence is justified in pursuit of a noble cause. But such action may well ruin the lives of the protesters and forever discredit the democracy movement in the eyes of Beijing

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An anti-government protester holds a tear-gas canister during clashes with police on October 20. Photo: Reuters
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Illustration: Craig Stephens
David Zweig
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Opinion

David Zweig

If the protest violence continues in Hong Kong, the only winners are Beijing and one-party rule

  • The violence in Hong Kong benefits Beijing and its narrative that one-party rule is the basis of prosperity. Beijing’s curtailing of Hong Kong’s most important institutions has helped foment the current crisis, but violence is not the solution

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Illustration: Craig Stephens
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