Keen observers of Hong Kong localism would probably remember the Legislative Council election of September 2016 as a watershed marking the political movement’s much coveted entry into the parliamentary institution
As evidenced in reactions to the annual June 4th vigil in Hong Kong this year, the kind of questioning demanded by the current situation seems to be thus: in the context of Hong Kong where nationalist and post-nationalist mentalities are so inextricably intertwined, how would democratic governance be envisaged?
The talk on Hong Kong identity has rattled for so long in the political realm, marking the fact that the rise of localism, together with the rhetorical style it makes fashionable, has unfortunately crowded out the conversations on other more important institutional issues
Literature student, occasional film critic. Thought that already says I’d rather have nothing to do with the gutters you call politics. “What we need is an enthusiastic but calm state of mind and intense but orderly work.”