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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A protester displays Guy Fawkes masks during an anti-government rally in Causeway Bay on October 1. Photo: Felix Wong
Alice Wu
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Opinion

Alice Wu

Hong Kong’s government is dreaming if it thinks the emergency anti-mask law is going to fix a crisis it let simmer all summer

  • The government’s responses as Hong Kong’s crisis escalated since June have been insufficient to say the least. Anti-mask legislation is but the latest misstep in managing a row that now permeates all of Hong Kong society

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A protester displays Guy Fawkes masks during an anti-government rally in Causeway Bay on October 1. Photo: Felix Wong
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