Letters | Sad day for Hong Kong when people are forced to vote with their feet
- The arbitrary arrests of dissidents under the new national security legislation will only worsen the city’s relationship with the enlightened world. Having to watch an international financial centre’s reputation being badly tarnished does make many people miserable
But what of the missteps the chief executive made during the chaos, which made matters worse and even tragic? She chose to overlook the tide of public opinion and turned a deaf ear to allegations of police abuse of power. Although the national security law now deters people from organising rallies and shouting slogans against the government, it can never win the hearts of the public.
Former Hong Kong lawmakers among eight opposition activists arrested over illegal assembly
Barnaby Ieong, Macau