East Asia Watch

Hong Kong residents' wish to form platforms for dialogue bodes well for city

Hong Kongers are organising themselves to run forums and organise talks, in a bid to move beyond protests to creating platforms for dialogue. This bodes well for the city.

On the night of Nov 17, when the fiercest battles yet between protesters and the police were being fought at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in Kowloon, a peaceful rally of speeches, videos and music was taking place at Edinburgh Place on the island side of the city.

Both were part of the pro-democracy movement that has driven Hong Kong society in the past half year.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 03, 2019, with the headline 'HK residents' wish to form platforms for dialogue bodes well for city'. Print Edition | Subscribe