Diners listen as TV stations play a pre-recorded message from Chief Executive Carrie Lam announcing the withdrawal of the extradition bill, on September 4. Photo: Robert Ng
Philip Bowring
Opinion

Opinion

Philip Bowring

Carrie Lam has bought time with Hong Kong extradition bill withdrawal: now she must find the means of change

  • Hong Kong’s chief executive should sack half of her Exco to bring in change-makers, raise the possibility of widening voting rights, and start hacking away at policies that entrench the elite

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Diners listen as TV stations play a pre-recorded message from Chief Executive Carrie Lam announcing the withdrawal of the extradition bill, on September 4. Photo: Robert Ng
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Cliff Buddle
Cliff Buddle
Opinion

SCMP Columnist

Cliff Buddle

At long last, Carrie Lam has heeded one call from Hong Kong protesters: it’s not much, but it’s a start

  • After three months of sometimes violent protests, the government has relented by withdrawing the extradition bill, but more must be done
  • End the silence on alleged police abuses, put universal suffrage back on the agenda, and examine why so many young people are directing their anger at Beijing

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