Tear gas is fired during a violent Hong Kong protest, which academic observers fear is the ‘new normal’ for law and order in the city. Photo: Felix Wong

With Beijing a direct target, has Hong Kong reached a ‘new normal’ as violent protests escalate?

  • No endgame in sight as street mayhem spirals, warns political observer, while survey reveals overwhelming majority of protesters sympathetic to violence
  • Worrying shift as protesters target Beijing’s liaison office for first time, says another academic, who suggests independent inquiry could defuse tensions
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition bill

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Tear gas is fired during a violent Hong Kong protest, which academic observers fear is the ‘new normal’ for law and order in the city. Photo: Felix Wong
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Gary Cheung

Gary Cheung

Gary Cheung joined the Post in 2000, covering fields ranging from politics and the integration between Hong Kong and China. He became assistant editor-in-chief of Ming Pao in 2017 and returned to the Post the following year. He is author of Hong Kong’s Watershed: The 1967 riots (Hong Kong University Press, 2009).

Jeffie Lam

Jeffie Lam

Jeffie writes predominantly about Hong Kong politics, but is also interested in social welfare issues, such as the city's ageing population and elderly care. She joined the Post in 2013 after beginning her career as a political reporter in 2009. In 2016, she won the English features merit prize in the 20th Human Rights Press Awards.