Protests in Hong Kong: Commentary

Hong Kong leaders must avert rule-of-law decline

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The biggest challenge confronting central-local government relations around the world today is checking on local governments and preventing the abuse of power by the central government.

In recent years, a common issue many countries face is an increasingly assertive central power at the expense of local autonomy.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 07, 2019, with the headline Hong Kong leaders must avert rule-of-law decline. Subscribe