Beijing Reaches Out to Hong Kong
Re "The Battle for Hong Kong," on the struggle between Beijing and the pro-democracy camp [July 5]: In Hong Kong, the lack of democratic legitimacy is crippling the chief executive, and the same cycle is inevitable in China. China must realize that power can be derived only from the consent of the people, not from persecution and oppression. The demand for democracy in China will become so great that there will be no way for the Beijing government to suppress it with guns and tanks.
Lester H.L. Lee