President Xi Jinping greets Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, the chief executive of Hong Kong, as she visits Beijing to brief him on the latest economic, social and political situation in the city, in December 2018. Six months on, Hong Kong is witnessing its worst political crisis since the handover. Photo: Hong Kong’s Information Services DepartmentPresident Xi Jinping greets Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, the chief executive of Hong Kong, as she visits Beijing to brief him on the latest economic, social and political situation in the city, in December 2018. Six months on, Hong Kong is witnessing its worst political crisis since the handover. Photo: Hong Kong’s Information Services Department
President Xi Jinping greets Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, the chief executive of Hong Kong, as she visits Beijing to brief him on the latest economic, social and political situation in the city, in December 2018. Six months on, Hong Kong is witnessing its worst political crisis since the handover. Photo: Hong Kong’s Information Services Department
Jason Buhi
Opinion

Opinion

Jason Buhi

Hong Kong has seen three kinds of violence, all facets of one fundamental problem

  • The Hong Kong government lacks both democratic accountability and an ability to champion local interests. The source of the current violence is institutional – addressing it is the only way to end the unrest

President Xi Jinping greets Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, the chief executive of Hong Kong, as she visits Beijing to brief him on the latest economic, social and political situation in the city, in December 2018. Six months on, Hong Kong is witnessing its worst political crisis since the handover. Photo: Hong Kong’s Information Services DepartmentPresident Xi Jinping greets Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, the chief executive of Hong Kong, as she visits Beijing to brief him on the latest economic, social and political situation in the city, in December 2018. Six months on, Hong Kong is witnessing its worst political crisis since the handover. Photo: Hong Kong’s Information Services Department
President Xi Jinping greets Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, the chief executive of Hong Kong, as she visits Beijing to brief him on the latest economic, social and political situation in the city, in December 2018. Six months on, Hong Kong is witnessing its worst political crisis since the handover. Photo: Hong Kong’s Information Services Department
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