The government has been wrong-footed by the size and swiftness of people’s unhappiness, leading up to the vandalising of the Legislative Council building on July 1, the anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover to China. Photo: Edmond So The government has been wrong-footed by the size and swiftness of people’s unhappiness, leading up to the vandalising of the Legislative Council building on July 1, the anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover to China. Photo: Edmond So
The government has been wrong-footed by the size and swiftness of people’s unhappiness, leading up to the vandalising of the Legislative Council building on July 1, the anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover to China. Photo: Edmond So
Regina Ip
Opinion

Opinion

Regina Ip

Extradition debacle proves Hong Kong’s government needs a radical shake-up to change the way it thinks and acts

  • The mishandling of the extradition bill shows that the machinery for governance is all but broken. Drastic changes in officials’ mindset, as well as policies and systems, are the only way to preserve Hong Kong’s status as a vibrant and safe city

The government has been wrong-footed by the size and swiftness of people’s unhappiness, leading up to the vandalising of the Legislative Council building on July 1, the anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover to China. Photo: Edmond So The government has been wrong-footed by the size and swiftness of people’s unhappiness, leading up to the vandalising of the Legislative Council building on July 1, the anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover to China. Photo: Edmond So
The government has been wrong-footed by the size and swiftness of people’s unhappiness, leading up to the vandalising of the Legislative Council building on July 1, the anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover to China. Photo: Edmond So
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Regina Ip

Regina Ip

Regina Ip served as Hong Kong's secretary for security from 1998 to 2003. After three years’ studies in the US, she returned to Hong Kong with a view to improving Hong Kong’s governance. She is now chairperson of New People’s Party and a legislator elected on Hong Kong Island.