Protesters at a lunchtime rally in Kowloon Bay on November 26, holding signs saying “Save PolyU”, “Don’t forget the bloody price behind every vote” and “True victory is when all five demands are met”. Photo: Nora Tam
David Dodwell
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Inside Out by David Dodwell

Carrie Lam must use the window of calm to start repairing the damage she has done to Hong Kong

  • Protesters have lost the campus battle but not the war, and the district elections watershed confirms that young, pro-democracy voters will only grow in power. Lam must use this time to reflect wisely and act quickly

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Protesters at a lunchtime rally in Kowloon Bay on November 26, holding signs saying “Save PolyU”, “Don’t forget the bloody price behind every vote” and “True victory is when all five demands are met”. Photo: Nora Tam
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Illustration: Craig Stephens
Michelle Bachelet
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Michelle Bachelet

Hong Kong’s leaders have only one way out of the protest crisis – a broad, open and inclusive dialogue with the whole community

  • Hongkongers delivered a clear message through the district council elections
  • While all sides must renounce the use of violence, the government must undertake confidence-building measures such as an impartial investigation into allegations of excessive use of force by the police

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Illustration: Craig Stephens
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