Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam attends a question-and-answer session in the Legislative Council chamber on July 12. Traditionally, chief executives would do four Q&A sessions a year, but Lam has attended one a month, on average, in her first year. These sessions are a tough test of an official’s patience, communication skills and policy knowledge. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

One Carrie Lam trait that’s good for Hong Kong: her willingness to be questioned

Bernard Chan says in her year in office, the Hong Kong chief executive has offered herself up for grilling by lawmakers in Legco sessions far more often than her predecessors, a move that should be commended for improving transparency and accountability

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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam attends a question-and-answer session in the Legislative Council chamber on July 12. Traditionally, chief executives would do four Q&A sessions a year, but Lam has attended one a month, on average, in her first year. These sessions are a tough test of an official’s patience, communication skills and policy knowledge. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
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