Anti-government protesters start a fire on a flight of steps leading to the Hong Kong Polytechnic University on November 19. Photo: AFP
Anson Chan
Opinion

Opinion

Anson Chan

In one voice, Hong Kong demands an independent inquiry into the unrest. Why won’t Carrie Lam say yes?

  • The chief executive must stop hoping the IPCC report will placate protesters. The recent statement by international experts provides Lam with a cast-iron case to take to Beijing in favour of an independent commission of inquiry into the protests

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Anti-government protesters start a fire on a flight of steps leading to the Hong Kong Polytechnic University on November 19. Photo: AFP
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Chris Tang is expected to be sworn in on Tuesday morning as the Commissioner of Police. Photo: Nora Tam

New Hong Kong police chief Chris Tang tells residents: the force cannot end the protests alone

  • Tang worries people only point fingers at police, turn blind eye to mob violence
  • Rejecting charges of brutality, new chief says worsening violence is ‘close to terrorism’
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Chris Tang is expected to be sworn in on Tuesday morning as the Commissioner of Police. Photo: Nora Tam
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