The ICC (International Commerce Centre) is seen in the distance through damaged glass at Hong Kong Polytechnic University. The campus became the focal point of some of the worst violence in more than five months of anti-government protests. Photo: AFP

Lessons for Hong Kong from Polytechnic University siege: losing anger and gaining trust amid the tear gas

  • How staff, faculty and students came together to listen, share feelings and build trust
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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The ICC (International Commerce Centre) is seen in the distance through damaged glass at Hong Kong Polytechnic University. The campus became the focal point of some of the worst violence in more than five months of anti-government protests. Photo: AFP
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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

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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