Following the Occupy movement of 2014 and the months-long anti-government protests of 2019, the phrase ‘patriots governing Hong Kong’ is gaining relevance among the city’s ruling class. Illustration: SCMP Following the Occupy movement of 2014 and the months-long anti-government protests of 2019, the phrase ‘patriots governing Hong Kong’ is gaining relevance among the city’s ruling class. Illustration: SCMP
Following the Occupy movement of 2014 and the months-long anti-government protests of 2019, the phrase ‘patriots governing Hong Kong’ is gaining relevance among the city’s ruling class. Illustration: SCMP

Hong Kong patriot games: who is loyal enough in the eyes of Beijing and can critics survive the system?

  • Catchphrase ‘patriots governing Hong Kong’ is gaining currency amid city’s politically fractured landscape in the wake of the Occupy protests and 2019’s social unrest
  • Pundits say changes in education sector, opportunities for youth and even a revamp to political system may be needed for slogan to take hold

Topic |   Hong Kong national security law (NSL)
Following the Occupy movement of 2014 and the months-long anti-government protests of 2019, the phrase ‘patriots governing Hong Kong’ is gaining relevance among the city’s ruling class. Illustration: SCMP Following the Occupy movement of 2014 and the months-long anti-government protests of 2019, the phrase ‘patriots governing Hong Kong’ is gaining relevance among the city’s ruling class. Illustration: SCMP
Following the Occupy movement of 2014 and the months-long anti-government protests of 2019, the phrase ‘patriots governing Hong Kong’ is gaining relevance among the city’s ruling class. Illustration: SCMP
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