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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Opinion

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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Shiu Ka-chun (centre) expressed the bloc’s disappointment at the perceived snub. Photo: Dickson Lee

‘New low’ for ties between Hong Kong leader and pro-democracy bloc after Carrie Lam sends No 2 Matthew Cheung to stand in at meeting with them

  • Lam sends her deputy to discuss controversial changes to elderly welfare payments
  • ‘We asked to meet the chief executive, not the acting chief executive or the chief secretary,’ says one member
Topic |   Legislative Council of Hong Kong

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Shiu Ka-chun (centre) expressed the bloc’s disappointment at the perceived snub. Photo: Dickson Lee
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