Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam attends a question-and-answer session after delivering her policy speech at the Legislative Council. Her policy proposals fall short of truly addressing Hong Kong’s major problems. Photo: AP

Carrie Lam’s policy plan boldly follows the government’s tradition of protecting the status quo

Philip Bowring says the few good ideas proposed by Lam, such as revising tunnel toll fees, should have been put in place long ago. Meanwhile, many of Hong Kong’s perennial problems touching on government and business interests were, again, left untouched

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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam attends a question-and-answer session after delivering her policy speech at the Legislative Council. Her policy proposals fall short of truly addressing Hong Kong’s major problems. Photo: AP
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