Compromise remains essential for progress on universal suffrage

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It is clear that the setback in the city’s quest for universal suffrage five years ago has left many people disappointed. Today, the clamour for democracy continues to grow, as reflected in the anti-extradition bill fiasco. That explains why universal suffrage has become one of the five demands on Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor. But the latest response from Beijing does not bode well for a breakthrough. For progress to be made, compromise is essential.The accusation that the…

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