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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Opinion

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

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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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Policy U-turns and a cash handout debacle: why is Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam’s year off to such a rough start?

  • Several issues have come to a head in rapid succession to knock the chief executive off her confident stride
  • Pro-Beijing supporters of Lam’s administration fear she could hurt their election chances later this year
Topic |   Carrie Lam

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