More than a million demonstrators march against the proposed extradition bill on June 9. Since Carrie Lam ignored this protest, the gulf between protesters and the government has only grown. Photo: Bloomberg
Mike Rowse
Opinion

Opinion

Mike Rowse

Hong Kong’s government needs short- and long-term solutions to the protest crisis – what it can’t do is wait indefinitely

  • Unresponsiveness from the government – supposedly accountable to both Hongkongers and Beijing – has been a major factor in the escalation of the crisis
  • Officials must quickly announce some kind of action on political reform and an independent inquiry to show they are listening, even if the measures don’t take effect right away

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More than a million demonstrators march against the proposed extradition bill on June 9. Since Carrie Lam ignored this protest, the gulf between protesters and the government has only grown. Photo: Bloomberg
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Alex Lo
Alex Lo
Opinion

SCMP Columnist

My Take by Alex Lo

Black swan in the skies over Hong Kong

  • City once an oasis of calm and stability in a world of endless conflicts is now on the edge of an abyss, and one must ask how long it can survive

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