Hong Kong voted for democracy. Now protesters and victorious political parties must showcase its strengths
- From the High Court ruling on the mask ban to the district council election results, recent weeks have highlighted the power of democratic institutions
- New councillors must be ambassadors of democracy in action while pro-democracy parties should draft policies that show they can be more than an opposition force
Kerry Kennedy is professor emeritus and adviser (academic development) at The Education University of Hong Kong. He was formerly director of the Centre for Governance and Citizenship and dean of the Faculty of Education and Human Development. He is also a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa.