Thursday, October 9, 2014

Loper on the Student Protesters

Students' protest in no way undermines our rule of law
South China Morning Post
9 October 2014
Kelley Loper
Like many others, I have been inspired by the recent demonstrations for genuine democracy in Hong Kong. I admire the courage and conviction of Hong Kong's younger generation and others who are working to effect positive change through peaceful means. The students' display of civic-mindedness and their desire to participate in the political process bode well for Hong Kong's future.
    Some commentators, however, claim that the protesters are hurting Hong Kong and even undermining the rule of law, a core value and an important feature of Hong Kong's collective identity. This view, however, fails to take into account the richness and complexity of the rule of law.  Click here to read the full article.

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