Police officers warn supporters of 47 pro-democracy activists they are violating the national security law outside the West Kowloon Magistrates’ Courts on March 4. Photo: Felix Wong Police officers warn supporters of 47 pro-democracy activists they are violating the national security law outside the West Kowloon Magistrates’ Courts on March 4. Photo: Felix Wong
Police officers warn supporters of 47 pro-democracy activists they are violating the national security law outside the West Kowloon Magistrates’ Courts on March 4. Photo: Felix Wong
Hanscom Smith
Opinion

Opinion

Hanscom Smith

Hong Kong democracy: why letting Hong Kong be itself offers best hope for future

  • The best solution to Hong Kong’s challenges is the most obvious – trust the city to work according to the Sino-British Joint Declaration and the Basic Law
  • Such measures should not be controversial because they reflect institutions, practices and proposals that have been on the table since 1997

Police officers warn supporters of 47 pro-democracy activists they are violating the national security law outside the West Kowloon Magistrates’ Courts on March 4. Photo: Felix Wong Police officers warn supporters of 47 pro-democracy activists they are violating the national security law outside the West Kowloon Magistrates’ Courts on March 4. Photo: Felix Wong
Police officers warn supporters of 47 pro-democracy activists they are violating the national security law outside the West Kowloon Magistrates’ Courts on March 4. Photo: Felix Wong
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Hanscom Smith

Hanscom Smith

Hanscom Smith is the US consul general for Hong Kong and Macau.