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Others cannot solve our own problems

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No well-functioning government in the world would tolerate outside interference.

Whatever you think about the central government, it is behind a well-functioning state. So, besides the historical sensitivity of Chinese to Western meddling, it’s just a function of the modern sovereign state to resist outsiders sticking their noses where they don’t belong.

The only states that have to tolerate outside interference are failed ones, where life is poor, nasty, brutish and short.

It’s a fundamental error among many opposition figures – such as Martin Lee Chu-ming, Anson Chan Fang On-sang and Joshua Wong Chi-fung – to think they can achieve anything by running to London and Washington, to try to internationalise cross-border conflicts and problems between the mainland and Hong Kong. Only we can resolve our own........

© South China Morning Post