The People’s Liberation Army central barracks building (right) is seen in Hong Kong skyline on May 22. Beijing has moved to enact long-stalled national security legislation in the special administrative region. Photo: AP Photo
Andrew Sheng
Opinion

Opinion

Andrew Sheng

Coronavirus offers Hong Kong an opportunity to turn its back on protest violence and heal its political rift

  • Resolving continuing clashes between protesters and police will require accepting the reality that ‘two systems’ is constitutionally subsidiary to ‘one country’
  • Beijing’s move to enact national security legislation in Hong Kong shows it will not allow the city to become a political chess piece in its strategic competition with the US
The People’s Liberation Army central barracks building (right) is seen in Hong Kong skyline on May 22. Beijing has moved to enact long-stalled national security legislation in the special administrative region. Photo: AP Photo
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