Peace and Freedom

Michael C. Davis says the chief executive and his team are failing in their duty to safeguard Hong Kong’s high degree of autonomy, as provided by law, to the detriment of the people and Beijing

Michael C. Davis

The Hong Kong government has lately had great difficulty understanding what autonomy is and what its responsibilities are for the high degree of autonomy provided under the Basic Law.

In last summer’s white paper, Beijing admonished us that a “high degree of autonomy is not full autonomy”.

In his policy address, the chief executive, following Beijing’s line, argued that the protester’s slogan of “Hong Kong shall resolve Hong Kong’s problems” violated the constitution.

The protests in Hong Kong have been driven by…

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