Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam at a news conference to discuss emergency laws on October 4. Faced with a Hobson’s choice between the army and a locally born and bred dictator, aided by an unaccountable local police force, will Hongkongers choose to fight to the end? Photo: Reuters
Phil C. W. Chan
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Opinion

Phil C. W. Chan

What choice do Hong Kong protesters have when the options are the PLA or dictator-in-the-making Carrie Lam?

  • Hong Kong’s morally bankrupt government has crossed the line by invoking emergency powers to bring in an anti-mask law. We have indeed entered a ‘very dangerous situation’ – Carrie Lam, with her unchecked authority, is that danger

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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam at a news conference to discuss emergency laws on October 4. Faced with a Hobson’s choice between the army and a locally born and bred dictator, aided by an unaccountable local police force, will Hongkongers choose to fight to the end? Photo: Reuters
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Phil C. W. Chan

Phil C. W. Chan

Phil C.W. Chan is an independent observer on Hong Kong, China and Asia-Pacific affairs. He holds a PhD in international law and Chinese law from the National University of Singapore and law degrees from the Universities of Hong Kong and Durham. He is author of the book "China, State Sovereignty and International Legal Order".