Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor (centre) speaks at a press briefing on March 23, announcing new measures to help Hong Kong contain the spread of the coronavirus. Photo: Robert Ng Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor (centre) speaks at a press briefing on March 23, announcing new measures to help Hong Kong contain the spread of the coronavirus. Photo: Robert Ng
Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor (centre) speaks at a press briefing on March 23, announcing new measures to help Hong Kong contain the spread of the coronavirus. Photo: Robert Ng
Alice Wu
Opinion

Opinion

Alice Wu

As Hong Kong fights to contain the coronavirus, Carrie Lam must not distance herself from her public

  • Hong Kong’s leader has chosen to let public health experts take centre stage instead of speaking directly to the people. This leaves restless and frustrated Hongkongers feeling like they have no choice but to fend for themselves

Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor (centre) speaks at a press briefing on March 23, announcing new measures to help Hong Kong contain the spread of the coronavirus. Photo: Robert Ng Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor (centre) speaks at a press briefing on March 23, announcing new measures to help Hong Kong contain the spread of the coronavirus. Photo: Robert Ng
Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor (centre) speaks at a press briefing on March 23, announcing new measures to help Hong Kong contain the spread of the coronavirus. Photo: Robert Ng
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Alice Wu

Alice Wu

Alice Wu fell down the rabbit hole of politics aged 12, when she ran her first election campaign. She has been writing about local politics and current affairs for the Post since 2008. Alice's daily needs include her journals, books, a multi-coloured pen and several lattes.