Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng casts her vote in the district council election, at a polling station on Robinson Road on November 24. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Hong Kong voters have spoken: Carrie Lam must go

  • If Hong Kong is to start the healing process, it needs a new leadership team. Beijing must make sure that Carrie Lam’s successor addresses protesters’ demands
Topic |   Hong Kong district council elections

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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng casts her vote in the district council election, at a polling station on Robinson Road on November 24. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
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Office workers hold up their hands to symbolise the “five demands” of pro-democracy protesters, during yet another lunchtime demonstration in Central, the financial district of Hong Kong, on November 20. Photo: AP

Don’t blame Hong Kong protesters or police: Carrie Lam and her team brought about this crisis

  • By steadfastly ignoring the clearly expressed views of those it governs, the Hong Kong government has brought the city to the brink
  • There are worries about protesters undermining the rule of law, but it must be remembered that laws derive their legitimacy from the consent of the governed
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Office workers hold up their hands to symbolise the “five demands” of pro-democracy protesters, during yet another lunchtime demonstration in Central, the financial district of Hong Kong, on November 20. Photo: AP
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