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Ming Ming Chiu
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Ming Ming Chiu

The political violence won’t end as long as Hong Kong and Beijing officials keep adding fuel to the fire

  • Across the world, the roots of political violence can be traced to unresolved grievances, a weak sense of belonging and an unresponsive government
  • To reduce the tensions in Hong Kong, officials should start listening to people’s concerns, and find new ways to redress wrongs

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Chris Lonsdale
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Chris Lonsdale

Hong Kong is no longer a colony, but officials still await instructions from on high – and that’s a problem

  • The local government still behaves like it’s overseeing a colony but has less leverage with Beijing than leaders of mainland cities
  • Receiving little or no instruction from the central government has also led to many mistakes and a confused response to the protests

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