Illustration: Craig Stephens Illustration: Craig Stephens
Illustration: Craig Stephens
Chris Lonsdale
Opinion

Opinion

Chris Lonsdale

Hong Kong is no longer a colony, but officials still await instructions from on high – and that’s a problem

  • The local government still behaves like it’s overseeing a colony but has less leverage with Beijing than leaders of mainland cities
  • Receiving little or no instruction from the central government has also led to many mistakes and a confused response to the protests

Illustration: Craig Stephens Illustration: Craig Stephens
Illustration: Craig Stephens
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