Elderly protesters take part in a march in Central on July 17, holding a poster of Chief Executive Carrie Lam with blood on her hands and a sign featuring then-police chief Stephen Lo Wai-chung with the words: “No. 1 enjoys the air-conditioning while the frontline takes the heat”. Photo: Bloomberg

By uniting Hong Kong against her, Carrie Lam has achieved her ‘We Connect’ campaign promise after all

  • With her controversial extradition bill, sanctioning of police use of force and rejection of protester demands, Hong Kong’s chief executive has helped millions of the city’s residents connect with each other
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Elderly protesters take part in a march in Central on July 17, holding a poster of Chief Executive Carrie Lam with blood on her hands and a sign featuring then-police chief Stephen Lo Wai-chung with the words: “No. 1 enjoys the air-conditioning while the frontline takes the heat”. Photo: Bloomberg
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Christine Loh
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Christine Loh

2.9 million Hongkongers have spoken. Will Carrie Lam and Beijing heed their call for political reform?

  • Hongkongers have won an opportunity to bring the change the city’s dysfunctional political system needs. Next, they must deal with their fear of the mainland system through non-violent means, like discussions on ‘one country, two systems’

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