Why Hong Kong’s June 4 Tiananmen Square vigil should continue even after the national security law is adopted

Why Hong Kong’s June 4 Tiananmen Square vigil should continue even after the national security law is adopted

Back in the 1980s, Deng Xiaoping, China’s late paramount leader and the architect of the “one country, two systems” formula, promised Hong Kong that “horses will still run, dancers will still dance” after it was returned to Chinese rule in 1997.In the run-up to the handover and afterwards, Deng’s famous folksy quote was frequently cited to show that the city’s capitalist way of life would remain unchanged and it went a long way to reassure most Hong Kong people, amid deep worries. In the end,…


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