Chief Executive Carrie Lam announces on February 8 that travellers from the mainland will be quarantined for 14 days. Her government is so unpopular that it can do no right. Photo: DPA Chief Executive Carrie Lam announces on February 8 that travellers from the mainland will be quarantined for 14 days. Her government is so unpopular that it can do no right. Photo: DPA
Chief Executive Carrie Lam announces on February 8 that travellers from the mainland will be quarantined for 14 days. Her government is so unpopular that it can do no right. Photo: DPA
Albert Cheng
Opinion

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Albert Cheng

Coronavirus crisis: Why Beijing won’t fire Carrie Lam for botching the job again

  • The central government recently shuffled officials related to Wuhan and Hong Kong but the axe is unlikely to fall on the chief executive. Beijing will find it hard to find a replacement who can rally enough support from a divided city

Chief Executive Carrie Lam announces on February 8 that travellers from the mainland will be quarantined for 14 days. Her government is so unpopular that it can do no right. Photo: DPA Chief Executive Carrie Lam announces on February 8 that travellers from the mainland will be quarantined for 14 days. Her government is so unpopular that it can do no right. Photo: DPA
Chief Executive Carrie Lam announces on February 8 that travellers from the mainland will be quarantined for 14 days. Her government is so unpopular that it can do no right. Photo: DPA
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Albert Cheng

Albert Cheng

Ir. Albert Cheng is the founder of Digital Broadcasting Corporation Hong Kong Limited, a current affairs commentator and columnist. He was formerly a direct elected Hong Kong SAR legislative councillor. Mr Cheng was voted by Time Magazine in 1997 as one of "the 25 most influential people in new Hong Kong" and selected by Business Week in 1998 as one of "the 50 stars of Asia".