Cheah Cheng Hye

Cheah Cheng Hye

Cheah Cheng Hye is the co-chairman, co-chief investment officer and co-founder of Value Partners Group, a Hong Kong-listed fund management company. He is also an independent non-executive director of

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Unrest gives Hong Kong a chance to start afresh
Let us try again. Hong Kong needs to restart political reforms, stalled by endless debate, as it searches for crisis solutions. The key is to find a format for electoral democracy that can win support from a substantial number of Hong Kong people, even if it leaves a sizeable minority dissatisfied. A solution would allow Hong Kong people to rule Hong Kong, through a system of one man, one vote, and direct elections for the position of chief executive. Such a change would vastly strengthen stability and the government’s legitimacy, making it easier to push aside vested interests standing in the way of urgently needed social and economic reforms. This provides a way out of the crisis, which is