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 an independent observer on Hong Kong, China and Asia-Pacific affairs. He holds a PhD in international law and Chinese law from the National University of Singapore and law degrees from the Universities of Hong Kong and Durham. He is author of the book "China, State Sovereignty and International Legal Order".