Protesters form a human chain as part of the “Hong Kong Way” demonstrations along Victoria Harbour on August 23, coinciding with the 30th anniversary of the Baltic Way demonstrations in 1989. Photo: AFP

The ‘Hong Kong Way’: how over 200,000 strangers joined hands and became fellow travellers on the road to freedom

Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Protesters form a human chain as part of the “Hong Kong Way” demonstrations along Victoria Harbour on August 23, coinciding with the 30th anniversary of the Baltic Way demonstrations in 1989. Photo: AFP
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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam meets petitioners outside her office in Hong Kong on August 13. Photo: Reuters
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Inside Out by David Dodwell

Carrie Lam has to reconnect with the people if she is ever to understand the root of Hong Kong’s crisis

  • Since the handover, the government has systematically dismantled grass-roots listening channels. So it is hardly surprising Lam stumbled blindly into the extradition crisis
  • She needs to realise the problem is rooted in the plan itself, not the way it was communicated

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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam meets petitioners outside her office in Hong Kong on August 13. Photo: Reuters
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