Peter Kammerer
Peter Kammerer
Opinion

SCMP Columnist

Peter Kammerer

It’s time for Hong Kong protesters to be realistic about their five demands and compromise, after district elections victory

  • Not all demands are equal: universal suffrage is not immediately likely, an amnesty is controversial and rioting is a charge best left to the courts
  • Protesters should instead focus on achieving more responsive governance, and push for an independent probe into police conduct

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Michelle Bachelet
Opinion

Opinion

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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