Pedestrians in Hong Kong watch a televised address by Chief Executive Carrie Lam on September 4 in which she announced that she would formally withdraw the extradition bill. Photo: AFP

Carrie Lam’s limp olive branch to Hong Kong protesters cannot do what an independent commission of inquiry can

  • Neither the Independent Police Complaints Council nor the platform for studying the causes of the social unrest can address troubling issues that have arisen during the protests
  • Lam should announce an independent commission of inquiry on the condition that protesters back down
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Pedestrians in Hong Kong watch a televised address by Chief Executive Carrie Lam on September 4 in which she announced that she would formally withdraw the extradition bill. Photo: AFP
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