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