Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping after she took an oath of office on the 20th anniversary of the city’s handover from British to Chinese rule on July 1, 2017. Photo: Reuters

Hong Kong’s protest deadlock can be broken – by allowing the Legislative Council to elect a ‘mayor of Hong Kong’

  • A Legislative Council-elected mayor instead of a chief executive appointed by the central government is a compromise that will not please the hardliners on both sides, but both Hong Kong and Beijing would benefit from such an arrangement
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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping after she took an oath of office on the 20th anniversary of the city’s handover from British to Chinese rule on July 1, 2017. Photo: Reuters
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