Protesters holding flowers to remember Chow Tsz-lok after a graduation ceremony was cut short at the University of Science and Technology on November 8. Chow died after falling from a car park during a police clearance operation. Photo: AP
Michael Chugani
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Michael Chugani

A Hong Kong that writes off young protesters is writing off its future. Not that Carrie Lam will understand

  • The chief executive ignored peacefully protesting masses months ago. Following a student’s death, she says the violence she forced some protesters into won’t get them anywhere. She and others like her just don’t get what students are fighting for

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Protesters holding flowers to remember Chow Tsz-lok after a graduation ceremony was cut short at the University of Science and Technology on November 8. Chow died after falling from a car park during a police clearance operation. Photo: AP
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David Zweig
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David Zweig

As Hong Kong’s protests rage on, Xi Jinping’s meeting with Carrie Lam and China’s fourth plenum promise more interference

  • Chinese leaders’ expression of confidence in Lam means that it is unlikely that the PLA or Chinese police will soon be seen on Hong Kong streets
  • The attention paid to Hong Kong during the fourth plenum and news that central government officials will come to the city to explain the meeting’s communique should arouse concern

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