Protesters in Hong Kong on October 20. Treating Beijing as a mortal enemy is unhelpful. Photo: EPA-EFE
Brian YS Wong
Opinion

Opinion

Brian YS Wong

Hong Kong must convince Beijing that political reform within ‘one country, two systems’ can be mutually advantageous

  • Hong Kong can make the case that democratisation will produce leaders who are better able to manage the city and improve its ability to serve China’s interests as an economic superpower
  • To make political progress, Hong Kong has to make clear it wants reform within ‘one country, two systems’ – not revolution

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Protesters in Hong Kong on October 20. Treating Beijing as a mortal enemy is unhelpful. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Brian YS Wong

Brian YS Wong

Brian Wong is an MPhil (political theory) candidate at Wolfson College, Oxford, current Rhodes Scholar-elect for Hong Kong in 2020, and the editor-in-chief of the Oxford Political Review.