Protesters and police face off near the liaison office ahead of the interpretation of the Basic Law by the National People's Congress Standing Committee following the oath-taking saga involving lawmakers-elect Sixtus Baggio Leung and Yau Wai-ching, on November 6. Both have been barred from the Legislative Council. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

High hopes for Hong Kong’s next chief executive bring with them fears of a headlong fall

Alice Wu says everyone, from Li Ka-shing to Chris Patten, is talking about bringing hope to Hong Kong, but are we just setting ourselves up to be let down?

Topic |   Chief executive election 2017

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Protesters and police face off near the liaison office ahead of the interpretation of the Basic Law by the National People's Congress Standing Committee following the oath-taking saga involving lawmakers-elect Sixtus Baggio Leung and Yau Wai-ching, on November 6. Both have been barred from the Legislative Council. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
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