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Phil C. W. Chan
Opinion

Opinion

Phil C. W. Chan and Wilson Leung

Carrie Lam has lit Hong Kong ablaze. A failure to hold district council elections would be the final betrayal

  • Carrie Lam, and the pro-Beijing politicians who enabled her, should not forget their responsibility for the protest chaos
  • If elections do not happen as scheduled, the increased violence will take a toll that the city will not recover from

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Phil C. W. Chan

Phil C. W. Chan

Phil C.W. Chan is a scholar in public law, human rights, international law and global governance. His books include China, State Sovereignty and International Legal Order (2015), Protection of Sexual Minorities since Stonewall: Progress and Stalemate in Developed and Developing Countries (2010), and Equality in Asia-Pacific: Reality or a Contradiction in Terms? (2007). He holds a PhD in international law and Chinese law from the National University of Singapore and law degrees from the University of Hong Kong and the University of Durham.

Wilson Leung

Wilson Leung

Wilson Leung is a practising barrister in Hong Kong. He holds degrees in philosophy and political science from the London School of Economics and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and is a founding member of the Progressive Lawyers Group.