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China loyalty or Hong Kong rights? Mallet visa denial shows Carrie Lam has already made her choice

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 10 October, 2018, 5:33am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 10 October, 2018, 5:32am

Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee, the New People’s Party chairwoman, questions what our chief executive stands for (“A dilemma for Carrie Lam”, October 7).

There is a clear choice between upholding the individual rights of Hong Kong people, and national interests as perceived by the one-party apparatus in Beijing. There is no grey area in which our officials can hide. The refusal to renew the work visa of Mr. Victor Mallet, Asia news editor of The Financial Times, (“Journalist in FCC independence row denied visa”, October 6) illustrates that Mrs Lam has solved her dilemma, and that pleasing her bosses in Beijing trumps the interests and rights of the Hong Kong public.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam responds to denial of visa for Victor Mallet, British journalist at Financial Times

I will defend press freedom but not allow independence talk, Lam says

Hong Kong’s future as an international city is being undermined by our own senior government officials and local politicians such as Starry Lee Wai-king, chairwoman of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong. Her bizarre statement that Hong Kong “separatists [are] destroying China’s territorial integrity” is irrational and over the top: it is taking sycophancy to a new level.

P.C. Law, Quarry Bay