Protesters emerge from Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Hung Hom after being encouraged to surrender to the police on November 19. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
Paul Yip
Opinion

Opinion

Paul Yip

The American civil war offers Hong Kong lessons in how to compromise and end conflict

  • The ending of America’s divisive conflict shows how it took great political courage and wisdom for the victor to offer generous and compassionate terms of surrender, promising peace and no prosecution. There are useful lessons here for Hong Kong’s government
Protesters emerge from Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Hung Hom after being encouraged to surrender to the police on November 19. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
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