Police stand guard on a road to deter pro-democracy protesters from blocking roads in Mong Kok on May 27, as the city’s legislature debates a law to ban the insulting of China’s national anthem. Photo: AFP
Anthony Cheung
Opinion

Opinion

Anthony Cheung

National security law: how a ‘burning’ Hong Kong wore out Beijing’s patience

  • Tensions have long simmered on Hong Kong’s journey of integration with the mainland: the long-running protests triggered by the extradition bill were the last straw
  • Carrie Lam and her opponents share blame for jeopardising the future of the city and its young people
Police stand guard on a road to deter pro-democracy protesters from blocking roads in Mong Kok on May 27, as the city’s legislature debates a law to ban the insulting of China’s national anthem. Photo: AFP
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