Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor (centre) at a press conference with Secretary for Security John Lee Ka-chiu (left) and Secretary for Transport and Housing Frank Chan Fan on November 11. The government can announce an independent inquiry and restart political reforms. Doing the right thing is not a sign of weakness. Photo: May Tse
Mike Rowse
Opinion

Opinion

Mike Rowse

Hong Kong in crisis: protest violence is wrong but government inaction is worse

  • Dangerous behaviour by protesters is unacceptable, as is the abuse of power by police officers. But most unacceptable of all would be for government officials to continue to wring their hands and do nothing

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Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor (centre) at a press conference with Secretary for Security John Lee Ka-chiu (left) and Secretary for Transport and Housing Frank Chan Fan on November 11. The government can announce an independent inquiry and restart political reforms. Doing the right thing is not a sign of weakness. Photo: May Tse
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Hong Kong has entered into its sixth straight month of protests. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Hong Kong protests: government should hold dialogue with demonstrators without preconditions, international peacemaking experts say

  • Goodwill gestures will open space for dialogue, experts from overseas tell closed-door forum attended by about 400 prominent social and political figures
  • City has been gripped by more than five months of unrest and the level of violence has been escalating
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Hong Kong has entered into its sixth straight month of protests. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
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