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
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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

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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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A young protester in Tamar holds a placard that says “Carrie Lam is not my mother”. Photo: Sam Tsang
Bertie Wai
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Opinion

Bertie Wai

What’s eating Hong Kong’s young protesters? Maybe it’s the city’s elitist culture

  • Hong Kong is a city with narrow definitions of success, which is fine if you are a straight-A student. But what happens to those young people who don’t feel validated by a dominant book-smart culture?

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A young protester in Tamar holds a placard that says “Carrie Lam is not my mother”. Photo: Sam Tsang
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