SHARING IDEAS THAT DO GOOD

We must stand up for the principles of liberal democracy

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“If we want to understand the worldwide collision of ideas which seems increasingly inevitable, events in Hong Kong are a good place to start. It is there that Western values of free speech, openness to ideas and belief in the rule of law have come into direct conflict with a fundamentally opposing idea: that the unity and success of a major civilisation is incompatible with such dangerous notions.”

 

William Hague is a former leader of the Conservative Party and a former UK foreign secretary.

 

https://www.afr.com/policy/foreign-affairs/hong-kong-is-a-warning-to-the-world-to-stop-being-complacent-20200707-p559rr
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By Glenn Barnes

9 July 2020



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