Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s unenviable choice

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The proposed arrangements for electing Hong Kong’s leader in 2017 have drawn protests from pro-democracy parties and activists—but  KERRY BROWN sees some possible consolations for the democrats. In 2009, I was working on a project analysing in what ways foreign support was helping the cause of democracy in Greater China. After a trek through the […]

Hong Kong

End of innocence for Hong Kong

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Even if Hong Kong returns to normal, tensions are likely to simmer, says KERRY BROWN. For a place stereotyped as apolitical and wholly business orientated, the protests convulsing Hong Kong have revealed a different face to the city. As a place of contract and rule of law, Hong Kong has always been appreciated by Mainland […]