People queue in Tseung Kwan O to vote in the district council elections on November 24. Photo: AFP
Phil C. W. Chan
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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

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People queue in Tseung Kwan O to vote in the district council elections on November 24. Photo: AFP
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Illustration: Craig Stephens
Chi Wang
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Chi Wang

Why the Hong Kong district council election results are a win for Chinese people everywhere

  • What Beijing has failed to grasp is that the West doesn’t need to interfere in Hong Kong for its cultural influence to be felt. While Hong Kong’s importance to China may have waned, it will always have a special place in the world

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Illustration: Craig Stephens
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