People queue in Tseung Kwan O to vote in the district council elections on November 24. Photo: AFP
Phil C. W. Chan
If Beijing can’t quit blaming foreigners for its problems, Hong Kong will forever be the site of foreign contagion
Beijing continues to complain about foreign interference, after a record 2.94 million people voted in the Hong Kong district elections. The notion that ordinary Hongkongers have free will flies in the face of Chinese authoritarianism
Phil C.W. Chan is a scholar in public law, human rights, international law and global governance. His books include China, State Sovereignty and International Legal Order (2015), Protection of Sexual Minorities since Stonewall: Progress and Stalemate in Developed and Developing Countries (2010), and Equality in Asia-Pacific: Reality or a Contradiction in Terms? (2007). He holds a PhD in international law and Chinese law from the National University of Singapore and law degrees from the University of Hong Kong and the University of Durham.