Trams sit stranded as thousands of people block the streets during a protest against Article 23 legislation in Hong Kong on July 1, 2003. Photo: AFP Trams sit stranded as thousands of people block the streets during a protest against Article 23 legislation in Hong Kong on July 1, 2003. Photo: AFP
Trams sit stranded as thousands of people block the streets during a protest against Article 23 legislation in Hong Kong on July 1, 2003. Photo: AFP
Mike Rowse
Opinion

Opinion

Mike Rowse

Hong Kong has no one to blame but itself for Beijing’s intervention in national security legislation

  • Decades of political gridlock, neglect and refusal to compromise forced the central government’s hand. Local government leaders have been distant and aloof while opposition figures have failed to offer serious proposals on the Basic Law directive

Trams sit stranded as thousands of people block the streets during a protest against Article 23 legislation in Hong Kong on July 1, 2003. Photo: AFP Trams sit stranded as thousands of people block the streets during a protest against Article 23 legislation in Hong Kong on July 1, 2003. Photo: AFP
Trams sit stranded as thousands of people block the streets during a protest against Article 23 legislation in Hong Kong on July 1, 2003. Photo: AFP
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