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Christine Loh
Opinion

Opinion

Christine Loh

2.9 million Hongkongers have spoken. Will Carrie Lam and Beijing heed their call for political reform?

  • Hongkongers have won an opportunity to bring the change the city’s dysfunctional political system needs. Next, they must deal with their fear of the mainland system through non-violent means, like discussions on ‘one country, two systems’

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Wang Xiangwei
Wang Xiangwei
Opinion

SCMP Columnist

China Briefing by Wang Xiangwei

Why Beijing’s best option is to wait for Hong Kong to appeal mask ban

  • Beijing’s ill-timed rebuke of the High Court ruling raised fears about Hong Kong’s judicial independence
  • But any intervention would carry huge political risks for Beijing, given Taiwan’s upcoming election and US trade talks

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