Battle for Hong Kong

Protests by 2m forced Hong Kong’s chief executive Carrie Lam to suspend a move which would have extended China’s control over the territory. But the people still want Ms Lam to resign. Here’s the best of this week’s comment and analysis.

Protesters draw on failed Umbrella Movement’s lessons

A flood of protests have forced the chief executive to retreat from a serious blunder

There is no reason why an ethnic Chinese society cannot also be a democracy

The authorities should scrap the suspended extradition bill and investigate police tactics

If Beijing damages business confidence, the territory becomes just another Chinese city

The Chinese leader has been given a ‘bloody nose’ by protesters. How will he react?

Presidential hopefuls see dangers in Xi’s ‘one country, two systems’ approach

Without democratic legitimacy, the city’s leaders will always struggle to push through unpopular laws