Protest art at Edinburgh Place in Central, Hong Kong, on November 17. Hongkongers want the city’s leaders to be more representative and more accountable to them, rather than simply to Beijing. Photo: Bloomberg
Mike Rowse
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Mike Rowse

Sensible political reforms the Hong Kong government can offer for the 2020 Legco election and beyond

  • The government has no excuse to delay the political reforms Hongkongers are clearly demanding. Sensible first steps include breaking up bigger constituencies and abolishing corporate voting in the Legco election, and making the chief executive nominating committee more representative

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Protest art at Edinburgh Place in Central, Hong Kong, on November 17. Hongkongers want the city’s leaders to be more representative and more accountable to them, rather than simply to Beijing. Photo: Bloomberg
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Illustration: Craig Stephens
Daniel Pascoe
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Daniel Pascoe

An amnesty and pardon scheme, properly framed, must be part of a political solution to end Hong Kong’s protest crisis

  • Far from legitimising violence or undermining the rule of law, the judicious use of an amnesty and pardons, as part of a wider political solution, can be a peace-building measure, halting violence and creating space for dialogue

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Illustration: Craig Stephens
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