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HK should 'give up confrontation and seek co-operation'

Former adviser on Hong Kong affairs says 20th handover anniversary is an opportunity for HK and Beijing to mend fences

(From left): Student protest leader Joshua Wong, HK pro-democracy party League of Social Democrats (LSD) chairman Avery Ng and pro-democracy lawmaker Leung Kwok-hung, also known as "Long Hair", and pro-democracy lawmaker Nathan Law holding a protest against their recent arrests and detention ahead of China's President Xi Jinping's visit, outside Civic Square in Hong Kong on Friday.

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THE 20th anniversary of Hong Kong's handover should not just be an occasion for China to reassert its authority over the city, or for local activists to intensify their protests against Beijing's rule under the magnified glare of international media.

It should, instead,...