A police officer in riot gear holds up a purple flag warning anti-government protesters they may be violating the national security law during an illegal demonstration in Causeway Bay on July 1, the 23rd anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Photo: Sam Tsang A police officer in riot gear holds up a purple flag warning anti-government protesters they may be violating the national security law during an illegal demonstration in Causeway Bay on July 1, the 23rd anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Photo: Sam Tsang
A police officer in riot gear holds up a purple flag warning anti-government protesters they may be violating the national security law during an illegal demonstration in Causeway Bay on July 1, the 23rd anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Photo: Sam Tsang
Michael Chugani
Opinion

Opinion

Michael Chugani

Uncertainty and division over national security law cloud Hong Kong’s future

  • The threat to national security from Hong Kong is overblown, which makes the new law a sledgehammer that hurts the city’s international reputation. How can there be hope in a ruptured society?

A police officer in riot gear holds up a purple flag warning anti-government protesters they may be violating the national security law during an illegal demonstration in Causeway Bay on July 1, the 23rd anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Photo: Sam Tsang A police officer in riot gear holds up a purple flag warning anti-government protesters they may be violating the national security law during an illegal demonstration in Causeway Bay on July 1, the 23rd anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Photo: Sam Tsang
A police officer in riot gear holds up a purple flag warning anti-government protesters they may be violating the national security law during an illegal demonstration in Causeway Bay on July 1, the 23rd anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Photo: Sam Tsang
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Michael Chugani

Michael Chugani

Michael Chugani is a Hong Kong journalist and TV show host