Luo Huining, director of Beijing’s liaison office, shakes hands with Chief Executive Carrie Lam, at the liaison office spring reception, at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on January 15. Photo: Sam Tsang Luo Huining, director of Beijing’s liaison office, shakes hands with Chief Executive Carrie Lam, at the liaison office spring reception, at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on January 15. Photo: Sam Tsang
Luo Huining, director of Beijing’s liaison office, shakes hands with Chief Executive Carrie Lam, at the liaison office spring reception, at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on January 15. Photo: Sam Tsang
Michael Chugani
Opinion

Opinion

Michael Chugani

If Carrie Lam is governing Hong Kong and Luo Huining is supervising, who’s really in charge?

  • Beijing played a wild card when its agencies asserted that they were exempt from Article 22 of the Basic Law
  • They have created so much ambiguity about their roles that it can’t possibly bode well for Hong Kong’s high degree of autonomy

Luo Huining, director of Beijing’s liaison office, shakes hands with Chief Executive Carrie Lam, at the liaison office spring reception, at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on January 15. Photo: Sam Tsang Luo Huining, director of Beijing’s liaison office, shakes hands with Chief Executive Carrie Lam, at the liaison office spring reception, at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on January 15. Photo: Sam Tsang
Luo Huining, director of Beijing’s liaison office, shakes hands with Chief Executive Carrie Lam, at the liaison office spring reception, at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on January 15. Photo: Sam Tsang
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