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The following essay is authored by Ioana Diac (First Year Representative for Ideas)
Hong Kong’s democratic freedoms have slowly been eroded by the Chinese central government since 2014. In this worrying political climate, The Wilberforce Society and Cambridge University Hong Kong and China Affairs Society co-hosted a panel discussion to examine the current state of affairs; inviting Benedict Rogers, Evan Fowler and Roderic Wye to share their thoughts on Hong Kong-China relations and what the future might hold.

The following essay is the winning submission by Haley Rice for the Lord Wilson Essay Prize.
The “missing middle” has been a popular term for a decade now, bemoaning the lack of centrist parties or moderate candidates first in America [1], and later in the UK [2]. With record levels of political partisanship and animosity in America [3], and rumours swirling of a new centrist party to replace the lacklustre Liberal Democrats in the UK [4], perhaps now is the time to ask: in an increasingly polarized world, what is the role of non-partisanship and centrism in policy? What do we risk when these concepts lose ground?