Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam attends a question-and-answer session in Legco on January 10. Our legislature’s brief moment of united defiance came last week when government-friendly lawmakers voted with the opposition against the government’s raising of the elderly welfare age from 60 to 65. Photo: Sam Tsang
Michael Chugani
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Michael Chugani

Hong Kong lawmakers stood up for what’s right on elderly welfare. Shame it didn’t last

  • Michael Chugani welcomes the rare sight of a legislature united in opposing an unpopular government plan. Unfortunately, with the pro-Beijing loyalists caving in within a day, their defiance did not last long enough to make a difference

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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam attends a question-and-answer session in Legco on January 10. Our legislature’s brief moment of united defiance came last week when government-friendly lawmakers voted with the opposition against the government’s raising of the elderly welfare age from 60 to 65. Photo: Sam Tsang
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