A member of the public reacts as police arrest people on suspicion of being anti-government protesters, in the Kowloon Bay area of Hong Kong on September 3. Photo: EPA-EFE A member of the public reacts as police arrest people on suspicion of being anti-government protesters, in the Kowloon Bay area of Hong Kong on September 3. Photo: EPA-EFE
A member of the public reacts as police arrest people on suspicion of being anti-government protesters, in the Kowloon Bay area of Hong Kong on September 3. Photo: EPA-EFE
Joshua M. Zimmerman
Opinion

Opinion

Joshua M. Zimmerman

Hong Kong protests: if the government won’t agree to police conduct inquiry, the people can go it alone

  • A formal, independent review of police conduct, while invaluable, may be difficult for Carrie Lam’s government to order for fear of revolt within the ranks
  • Ordinary Hongkongers could use crowdfunding to set up a bipartisan, independent panel with marquee names in law and its enforcement

A member of the public reacts as police arrest people on suspicion of being anti-government protesters, in the Kowloon Bay area of Hong Kong on September 3. Photo: EPA-EFE A member of the public reacts as police arrest people on suspicion of being anti-government protesters, in the Kowloon Bay area of Hong Kong on September 3. Photo: EPA-EFE
A member of the public reacts as police arrest people on suspicion of being anti-government protesters, in the Kowloon Bay area of Hong Kong on September 3. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Joshua M. Zimmerman

Joshua M. Zimmerman

Joshua M. Zimmerman is a former corporate lawyer who has advised on debt and equity financings throughout Asia. A Washington, DC native and Hong Kong resident since 1997, he joined the New York bar in 1997 and became a Hong Kong solicitor in 2011.