No Matter What Beijing Says, Hong Kong Is Ready for Full Democracy

Emily Rauhala | 2 Sept 2014 | Time

A sophisticated, vibrant metropolis of over 7 million people deserves the right to nominate candidates for its top job

The fact is, the people of Hong Kong are absolutely able to chart their own political course. They are witty and well educated, voracious consumers of media and extremely vocal on issues that concern them, from education to conservation to national-security legislation. Hong Kong is not a child, in other words. It is stuck with a priggish parent with no idea how to cope.

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