Maria Tam, of the Basic Law Committee, speaks to reporters in Shenzhen on recent events in Hong Kong. Tam’s remarks, explaining what the Hong Kong government will do to address public concerns, may have only underscored Carrie Lam’s impotence. Photo: Winson Wong Maria Tam, of the Basic Law Committee, speaks to reporters in Shenzhen on recent events in Hong Kong. Tam’s remarks, explaining what the Hong Kong government will do to address public concerns, may have only underscored Carrie Lam’s impotence. Photo: Winson Wong
Maria Tam, of the Basic Law Committee, speaks to reporters in Shenzhen on recent events in Hong Kong. Tam’s remarks, explaining what the Hong Kong government will do to address public concerns, may have only underscored Carrie Lam’s impotence. Photo: Winson Wong
Alice Wu
Opinion

Opinion

Alice Wu

In Hong Kong, neither Beijing nor pro-establishment politicians are even pretending Carrie Lam is still in charge

  • Beijing insists on loyalty to Carrie Lam but issues direct messages to the Hong Kong police and pro-Beijing politicians. Add Lam’s public absences, and the demise of ‘one country, two systems’ may be unfolding differently than expected

Maria Tam, of the Basic Law Committee, speaks to reporters in Shenzhen on recent events in Hong Kong. Tam’s remarks, explaining what the Hong Kong government will do to address public concerns, may have only underscored Carrie Lam’s impotence. Photo: Winson Wong Maria Tam, of the Basic Law Committee, speaks to reporters in Shenzhen on recent events in Hong Kong. Tam’s remarks, explaining what the Hong Kong government will do to address public concerns, may have only underscored Carrie Lam’s impotence. Photo: Winson Wong
Maria Tam, of the Basic Law Committee, speaks to reporters in Shenzhen on recent events in Hong Kong. Tam’s remarks, explaining what the Hong Kong government will do to address public concerns, may have only underscored Carrie Lam’s impotence. Photo: Winson Wong
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Alice Wu

Alice Wu

Alice Wu fell down the rabbit hole of politics aged 12, when she ran her first election campaign. She has been writing about local politics and current affairs for the Post since 2008. Alice's daily needs include her journals, books, a multi-coloured pen and several lattes.