epa04715502 Hong Kong's pan-Democratic lawmakers protest as Hong Kong Chief Secretary Carrie Lam (not pictured) launches the Hong Kong government's political reform package in the city's Legislative Council (LegCo), Hong Kong, China, 22 April 2015. The government put forward in LegCo that the nomination threshold for potential Chief Executive candidate hopefuls should be reduced to 120 from 150 supporting members of a 1,200-strong Nomination Committee, however this does not go nearly far enough for many supporters of 'genuine universal suffrage' in Hong Kong. EPA/ALEX HOFFORD
Gary Cheung
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Opinion

Gary Cheung

What hope for Hong Kong’s political future, as moderates are sidelined and cross-party cooperation is stymied?

Gary Cheung says the dramatic change in the political image of Emily Lau, once seen as a hardliner but now considered too moderate by radicals, is a worrying indicator of the direction Hong Kong’s politics is taking

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epa04715502 Hong Kong's pan-Democratic lawmakers protest as Hong Kong Chief Secretary Carrie Lam (not pictured) launches the Hong Kong government's political reform package in the city's Legislative Council (LegCo), Hong Kong, China, 22 April 2015. The government put forward in LegCo that the nomination threshold for potential Chief Executive candidate hopefuls should be reduced to 120 from 150 supporting members of a 1,200-strong Nomination Committee, however this does not go nearly far enough for many supporters of 'genuine universal suffrage' in Hong Kong. EPA/ALEX HOFFORD
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