The idea that Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam, and not Xi Jinping’s Communist Party, were pushing the proposed amendment to the extradition law is hard for many outside observers to accept. Photo: AFP
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Inside Out by David Dodwell

It’s China’s job to restore public trust in Hong Kong. Carrie Lam can’t do it alone

  • The Hong Kong government can’t convince the world its autonomy is intact when it’s assumed Beijing calls the shots
  • Carrie Lam’s government should focus on building bridges in the community, rather than consider mounting any global PR campaign

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The idea that Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam, and not Xi Jinping’s Communist Party, were pushing the proposed amendment to the extradition law is hard for many outside observers to accept. Photo: AFP
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