A flash mob protest at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Hung Hom on October 30. Protesters’ five demands are a cry from the heart for clarity over what happens after 2047. Photo: Sam Tsang
Mike Rowse
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Mike Rowse

Beijing should clarify what happens to Hong Kong after 2047, to ease the fear and uncertainty

  • A simple statement that Hong Kong’s way of life can continue indefinitely after 2047 until otherwise agreed would sets minds at ease in Hong Kong and aid Beijing’s case for reunification with Taiwan

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A flash mob protest at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Hung Hom on October 30. Protesters’ five demands are a cry from the heart for clarity over what happens after 2047. Photo: Sam Tsang
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Hongkongers protesting outside the Hong Kong Trade Development Council symposium in Los Angeles, US, on September 21. “One country, two systems” does not have to die come 2047. Photo: Tony Cheung
John Wilson
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John Wilson

‘One country, two systems’ can continue past 2047 but the conversation has to start now

  • The Basic Law is not due to expire so a conversation is overdue on how Beijing contemplates Hong Kong’s legal and administrative systems after 2047
  • Nothing in the Basic Law says communism will apply after 50 years or that existing rights and freedoms will be cancelled

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Hongkongers protesting outside the Hong Kong Trade Development Council symposium in Los Angeles, US, on September 21. “One country, two systems” does not have to die come 2047. Photo: Tony Cheung
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