A Chinese flag is displayed on the back of a riot police officer’s helmet in Hong Kong on October 21. Beijing is unlikely to concede greater democratic freedoms in Hong Kong without at least the safeguard of a law against sedition and subversion. Photo: AFP
Andrew Leung
Opinion

Opinion

Andrew Leung

Hong Kong should enact national security laws, then seek a more liberal way to elect the chief executive

  • Beijing will never bend to mob coercion but is reluctant to send in the PLA and wants to preserve ‘one country, two systems’. A sensible plan would be to combine enactment of Article 23 with seeking a more progressive package for universal suffrage

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A Chinese flag is displayed on the back of a riot police officer’s helmet in Hong Kong on October 21. Beijing is unlikely to concede greater democratic freedoms in Hong Kong without at least the safeguard of a law against sedition and subversion. Photo: AFP
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Andrew Leung

Andrew Leung

Andrew Leung has had decades of experience as a senior Hong Kong government official in a variety of fields including finance, industry, social welfare and overseas representation. Since his retirement in 2005, he has built up a reputation as an international and independent China strategist. He features regularly in international TV channels and conferences.