Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam addresses the Belt and Road Summit in Hong Kong on September 11, 2017. Photo: Reuters
Philip Yeung
Opinion

Opinion

Philip Yeung

It’s not just Carrie Lam: Hong Kong as a whole seems to have forgotten the importance of English

Philip Yeung says the chief executive snapping at a reporter after an English-language question was more than a faux pas – it shows that the prioritisation of English in this bilingual city has been steadily diminishing

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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam addresses the Belt and Road Summit in Hong Kong on September 11, 2017. Photo: Reuters
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