Cliff Buddle
Cliff Buddle
Opinion

SCMP Columnist

Cliff Buddle

June 4 vigil is Hong Kong’s canary in a coal mine. Will it survive Beijing’s national security law?

  • The candlelight vigil marking the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown, a bellwether for Hong Kong’s freedoms, is banned this year. Will it ever return?
  • The city’s response to the crackdown was seen as subversive and prompted Beijing to adopt a more hardline approach to the drafting of the Basic Law. Those effects are still being felt today

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Cliff Buddle

Cliff Buddle

A journalist for more than 30 years, Cliff Buddle began his career as a court reporter in London and moved to Hong Kong in 1994 to join the Post. Specialising in court reporting and legal affairs, he has held a variety of editorial positions, including Deputy Editor and Acting Editor-in-Chief. He is a regular columnist.