Carrie Lam arrives for a news conference on August 5 after the city’s transport system was brought to a standstill by protesters. Photo: Bloomberg

Carrie Lam can defuse Hong Kong’s protest crisis if she sidesteps the battle of wills in favour of winning hearts

  • Protesters’ demand for the withdrawal of the extradition bill is an emotive issue that can’t be reasoned away
  • Making concessions is not a sign of weakness in a leader. Rather, it shows flexibility, pragmatism, courage and humility
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Carrie Lam arrives for a news conference on August 5 after the city’s transport system was brought to a standstill by protesters. Photo: Bloomberg
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