A man reads messages posted on a “Lennon Wall” in Tsuen Wan in July. Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam and the protesters can start with their common ground: their love for Hong Kong. Photo: Sam Tsang

Carrie Lam and protesters must find a way to repair the dysfunctional Hong Kong-Beijing relationship

  • While the chief executive failed to properly consult the public over the extradition bill, its opponents’ constant suspicions of China do not help
  • Lam should consider setting up an independent committee to examine protesters’ concerns while protesters should refrain from involving the US in the crisis
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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A man reads messages posted on a “Lennon Wall” in Tsuen Wan in July. Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam and the protesters can start with their common ground: their love for Hong Kong. Photo: Sam Tsang
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In a troubled summer of “how-not-to” takeaways, perhaps the most striking is, ‘how not to gauge public opinion’. Photo: Winson Wong
Wee Kek Koon
Opinion

Opinion

Reflections by Wee Kek Koon

Hong Kong is suffering because public opinion is not being heard

  • In ancient China, popular songs were believed to be a useful gauge of public sentiments
  • Authorities would listen to the lyrics, criticisms and all, and respond as they felt appropriate

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In a troubled summer of “how-not-to” takeaways, perhaps the most striking is, ‘how not to gauge public opinion’. Photo: Winson Wong
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