Young anti-extradition bill protesters clad in black flood Causeway Bay and march to the government headquarters in Tamar, Admiralty, calling on Chief Executive Carrie Lam to resign, on June 16. Photo: Winson Wong
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Outside In by David Dodwell

Hong Kong extradition protests reveal deep-rooted problems that need addressing. How will Carrie Lam and Beijing respond?

  • The government has failed to account for people’s mistrust of China, lack of faith in the ability of Hong Kong’s leadership to make independent decisions and the demographic complexity of the community

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Young anti-extradition bill protesters clad in black flood Causeway Bay and march to the government headquarters in Tamar, Admiralty, calling on Chief Executive Carrie Lam to resign, on June 16. Photo: Winson Wong
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Hongkongers express their disapproval of Chief Executive Carrie Lam during protests against the proposed amendments to the extradition law, on June 9. Photo: AP
Vijay Verghese
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Opinion

Vijay Verghese

After the extradition protests, it’s time to be pro-Hong Kong, to fix the leadership crisis and liberate the city’s potential

  • The unprecedented protests have focused an avowedly apolitical and disparate city like never before. Hong Kong’s challenges run deep and can’t be addressed under the current system. Only a change that brings in critical voices can break the impasse

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Hongkongers express their disapproval of Chief Executive Carrie Lam during protests against the proposed amendments to the extradition law, on June 9. Photo: AP
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