Chief Executive Carrie Lam briefs President Xi Jinping on Hong Kong affairs in Beijing in December 2018. Beijing’s surprise at the district council election results indicates that Lam and other Hong Kong officials have not provided adequate intelligence. Photo: ISD Chief Executive Carrie Lam briefs President Xi Jinping on Hong Kong affairs in Beijing in December 2018. Beijing’s surprise at the district council election results indicates that Lam and other Hong Kong officials have not provided adequate intelligence. Photo: ISD
Chief Executive Carrie Lam briefs President Xi Jinping on Hong Kong affairs in Beijing in December 2018. Beijing’s surprise at the district council election results indicates that Lam and other Hong Kong officials have not provided adequate intelligence. Photo: ISD
Kevin Rafferty
Opinion

Opinion

Kevin Rafferty

Protests show Carrie Lam should offer her resignation, and Beijing should accept it. But who would ever want her job?

  • The present crisis shows Hong Kong needs a new leader, one who respects China and is respected in China. However, this leader must also fight for Hong Kong, and not merely tell Beijing what it wants to hear

Chief Executive Carrie Lam briefs President Xi Jinping on Hong Kong affairs in Beijing in December 2018. Beijing’s surprise at the district council election results indicates that Lam and other Hong Kong officials have not provided adequate intelligence. Photo: ISD Chief Executive Carrie Lam briefs President Xi Jinping on Hong Kong affairs in Beijing in December 2018. Beijing’s surprise at the district council election results indicates that Lam and other Hong Kong officials have not provided adequate intelligence. Photo: ISD
Chief Executive Carrie Lam briefs President Xi Jinping on Hong Kong affairs in Beijing in December 2018. Beijing’s surprise at the district council election results indicates that Lam and other Hong Kong officials have not provided adequate intelligence. Photo: ISD
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