Hong Kong needs a win in democratic progress, however small
- Mutual distrust between Beijing and the SAR’s democracy campaigners has made meaningful engagement impossible and blocked progress
- With Beijing tightening its control and Hong Kong embroiled in the broader US-China stand-off, this stasis is pushing Hong Kong towards a state of despair
Anthony Cheung Bing-leung is research chair professor of public administration at the Education University of Hong Kong and a former secretary for transport and housing (2012-17). He was president of the Hong Kong Institute of Education and chair professor of public administration until June 2012. Prior to 2008, he was a professor at the Department of Public and Social Administration of the City University of Hong Kong.