People queue up to buy face masks in Kowloon Bay on February 5, amid a shortage as the novel coronavirus hits Hong Kong. Photo: May Tse People queue up to buy face masks in Kowloon Bay on February 5, amid a shortage as the novel coronavirus hits Hong Kong. Photo: May Tse
People queue up to buy face masks in Kowloon Bay on February 5, amid a shortage as the novel coronavirus hits Hong Kong. Photo: May Tse
Jing Lee
Opinion

Opinion

Jing Lee

For protest-hit Hong Kong, the coronavirus is a medical, political and social emergency all at once

  • Unlike during the 2003 Sars epidemic, Hong Kong society is divided by protests and transformed by social media. There is panic and politicisation of the situation. The government must come through and lead Hong Kong though this crisis

People queue up to buy face masks in Kowloon Bay on February 5, amid a shortage as the novel coronavirus hits Hong Kong. Photo: May Tse People queue up to buy face masks in Kowloon Bay on February 5, amid a shortage as the novel coronavirus hits Hong Kong. Photo: May Tse
People queue up to buy face masks in Kowloon Bay on February 5, amid a shortage as the novel coronavirus hits Hong Kong. Photo: May Tse
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Jing Lee

Jing Lee

Jing Lee is a Hong Kong-based investment banker and lawyer. She has held senior management positions with various global financial groups, and has over 30 years’ experience of financial-market-related matters in the Asia-Pacific region.