Chief Executive Carrie Lam walks past pan-democrat lawmakers protesting against the government’s proposed changes to Hong Kong’s extradition law to allow the transfer of fugitives to jurisdictions including mainland China, at the Legislative Council on May 22. Photo: Robert Ng

Carrie Lam’s insistence on ramming extradition bill through shows she is out of touch

  • While the chief executive has her own reasons for standing her ground on the issue, she could have shown greater understanding of Hongkongers’ fears
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law

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Chief Executive Carrie Lam walks past pan-democrat lawmakers protesting against the government’s proposed changes to Hong Kong’s extradition law to allow the transfer of fugitives to jurisdictions including mainland China, at the Legislative Council on May 22. Photo: Robert Ng
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Pro-China protesters hold pictures of Hong Kong activists Alan Li and Ray Wong during a demonstration near the German consulate in Hong Kong on May 23. Germany has granted the pair asylum. Photo: AP
Michael Chugani
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Michael Chugani

Why did Germany feel the need to grant asylum to Hong Kong riot fugitives? Ask Carrie Lam

  • Hong Kong has an extradition treaty with Germany, so why didn’t the government seek to have the Mong Kok pair returned?
  • Probably because it didn’t want the city’s dirty linen washed in public, amid perceptions that our freedoms are being eroded

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Pro-China protesters hold pictures of Hong Kong activists Alan Li and Ray Wong during a demonstration near the German consulate in Hong Kong on May 23. Germany has granted the pair asylum. Photo: AP
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