Heung Yee Kuk chairman and lawmaker Kenneth Lau holds up the “average” fortune stick he picked for Hong Kong on the second day of the Lunar New Year, at Sha Tin’s Che Kung Temple. We don’t need a fortune stick to tell us that tough times lie ahead. Photo: Dickson Lee Heung Yee Kuk chairman and lawmaker Kenneth Lau holds up the “average” fortune stick he picked for Hong Kong on the second day of the Lunar New Year, at Sha Tin’s Che Kung Temple. We don’t need a fortune stick to tell us that tough times lie ahead. Photo: Dickson Lee
Heung Yee Kuk chairman and lawmaker Kenneth Lau holds up the “average” fortune stick he picked for Hong Kong on the second day of the Lunar New Year, at Sha Tin’s Che Kung Temple. We don’t need a fortune stick to tell us that tough times lie ahead. Photo: Dickson Lee
Alice Wu
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Alice Wu

New year, fresh hope? Carrie Lam’s ‘new governance style’ is hardly auspicious for Hong Kong

  • Alice Wu says there’s no need to read fortune sticks to know what looks really ominous for the city this year
  • Lam’s mishandling of various government proposals, from elderly welfare to tunnel toll adjustments, is dashing hope for change

Heung Yee Kuk chairman and lawmaker Kenneth Lau holds up the “average” fortune stick he picked for Hong Kong on the second day of the Lunar New Year, at Sha Tin’s Che Kung Temple. We don’t need a fortune stick to tell us that tough times lie ahead. Photo: Dickson Lee Heung Yee Kuk chairman and lawmaker Kenneth Lau holds up the “average” fortune stick he picked for Hong Kong on the second day of the Lunar New Year, at Sha Tin’s Che Kung Temple. We don’t need a fortune stick to tell us that tough times lie ahead. Photo: Dickson Lee
Heung Yee Kuk chairman and lawmaker Kenneth Lau holds up the “average” fortune stick he picked for Hong Kong on the second day of the Lunar New Year, at Sha Tin’s Che Kung Temple. We don’t need a fortune stick to tell us that tough times lie ahead. Photo: Dickson Lee
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Alice Wu

Alice Wu

Alice Wu fell down the rabbit hole of politics aged 12, when she ran her first election campaign. She has been writing about local politics and current affairs for the Post since 2008. Alice's daily needs include her journals, books, a multi-coloured pen and several lattes.