The national and Hong Kong flags fly outside government headquarters in Admiralty, Hong Kong, in August 2020. The quest for democracy and support for Beijing’s sovereignty over Hong Kong are not mutually exclusive. Photo: Bloomberg The national and Hong Kong flags fly outside government headquarters in Admiralty, Hong Kong, in August 2020. The quest for democracy and support for Beijing’s sovereignty over Hong Kong are not mutually exclusive. Photo: Bloomberg
The national and Hong Kong flags fly outside government headquarters in Admiralty, Hong Kong, in August 2020. The quest for democracy and support for Beijing’s sovereignty over Hong Kong are not mutually exclusive. Photo: Bloomberg
Michael Chugani
Opinion

Opinion

Michael Chugani

Hong Kong patriots: vague definition will leave door open to Cultural-Revolution-style attacks

  • A Beijing-ordered overhaul of Hong Kong’s electoral structure, set to be unveiled at the two sessions, will centre on a wide-ranging requirement of patriotism
  • This can easily be used by Beijing loyalists as a pretext to target opponents, as illustrated by the recent attack on a Hong Kong official

The national and Hong Kong flags fly outside government headquarters in Admiralty, Hong Kong, in August 2020. The quest for democracy and support for Beijing’s sovereignty over Hong Kong are not mutually exclusive. Photo: Bloomberg The national and Hong Kong flags fly outside government headquarters in Admiralty, Hong Kong, in August 2020. The quest for democracy and support for Beijing’s sovereignty over Hong Kong are not mutually exclusive. Photo: Bloomberg
The national and Hong Kong flags fly outside government headquarters in Admiralty, Hong Kong, in August 2020. The quest for democracy and support for Beijing’s sovereignty over Hong Kong are not mutually exclusive. Photo: Bloomberg
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Michael Chugani

Michael Chugani

Michael Chugani is a Hong Kong journalist and TV show host