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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