Press freedom in Hong Kong

President Xi Jinping and Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor take part in the Apec-Asean dialogue, on the sidelines of the Apec leaders’ summit in Da Nang, Vietnam, on November 10, 2017. Photo: AFP

Why mainland China needs to uphold Hong Kong freedoms

In any good negotiation, it is wise to try to find common, neutral ground before exploring differences, lest the two parties fall victim to further discord. In the case of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy groups and mainland China, this due process should apply.