Chief executive contender Carrie Lam poses with her supporters during the launch of her campaign on February 3. Can her rich and powerful backers really help to bring about the “new style of government” she promises, solve housing problems and offer a “new vision”? Photo: Reuters

The small, tight circle that runs Hong Kong

Philip Bowring says the revelations from Donald Tsang’s trial, at a time when Hong Kong is poised to elect a new leader, bring home why the city is stagnating – it has been in the grip of the same clique of rich and powerful figures for far too long

Topic |   Chief executive election 2017

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Chief executive contender Carrie Lam poses with her supporters during the launch of her campaign on February 3. Can her rich and powerful backers really help to bring about the “new style of government” she promises, solve housing problems and offer a “new vision”? Photo: Reuters
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