In 2003, Sars and Article 23 shook up Hong Kong governance. A repeat with the coronavirus and protest crises is unlikely
- Government credibility is at an all-time low while hostility towards the mainland has surged, narrowing the choices for remedial action
- Hong Kong is caught between the dictates of ‘one country’ and the openness of ‘two systems’
Anthony Cheung Bing-leung is research chair professor of public administration at the Education University of Hong Kong and a former secretary for transport and housing (2012-17). He was president of the Hong Kong Institute of Education and chair professor of public administration until June 2012. Prior to 2008, he was a professor at the Department of Public and Social Administration of the City University of Hong Kong.