Suppose a man were, all of a sudden, to see a young child on the verge of falling into a well. He would certainly be moved to compassion… [“今人乍見孺子將入於井，皆有怵惕惻隱之心”, translation, D.C. Lau] So pondered Mencius, two and half millennia ago. Seven months in, and Hong Kong’s slow-motion topple into the well remains unattended. The government … Continue reading The child and the well: can ancient wisdom show Hong Kong a way through an uncertain future?
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