A protesters holds up a hand, to symbolise the movement’s five demands, during a march on New Year’s Day in Causeway Bay. The five demands include democratic elections for Hong Kong’s leader and legislature, and a probe into police behaviour during the six months of protests. Photo: Sam Tsang
Jing Lee
Opinion

Opinion

Jing Lee

Hong Kong protests are a call for a rethink of its foundational laissez-faire economic model and immigration policy

  • The market-driven model is unsuited to a world characterised by income inequality, pressure on the middle class, immigration crises and technological disruption
  • Hong Kong, whose fortunes ebbed and flowed with mainland China, must revisit how it can make this relationship work in the new era
A protesters holds up a hand, to symbolise the movement’s five demands, during a march on New Year’s Day in Causeway Bay. The five demands include democratic elections for Hong Kong’s leader and legislature, and a probe into police behaviour during the six months of protests. Photo: Sam Tsang
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