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Sign of the Times with a localist fantasist

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Yau Wai-ching has long ago used up her 15 minutes of fame. But The New York Times can always be counted on to offer an editorial platform for the has-beens and burnouts of the Hong Kong independence movement – to keep the dying flame alive.

It’s rare to find so much deception and self-deception, foolishness, delusion and self-aggrandisement in a single piece. It would have been amusing, if not for the depressing fact that many Times readers who know nothing about Hong Kong would think they were reading something true.

The absurdity starts with the headline: “Democracy’s demise in Hong Kong”. OK, that wasn’t Yau’s fault. Some subeditor came up with it. But the point is, you do need to have democracy first before it can suffer a demise. A Times reader would never have guessed that the........

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