Anti-government protesters holds up their hands to symbolise their five demands during a demonstration on July 1 in Causeway Bay. Hong Kong has been roiled by one crisis after another since mid-2019 – from the anti-government protests to the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
Anti-government protesters holds up their hands to symbolise their five demands during a demonstration on July 1 in Causeway Bay. Hong Kong has been roiled by one crisis after another since mid-2019 – from the anti-government protests to the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
Chan Kwok Bun
Opinion

Opinion

Chan Kwok Bun and Chong Tik Man

Hong Kong’s crises could have a silver lining – reform of the Executive Council

  • One reason for the government’s consistent failure to gauge public opinion is the domination of the Executive Council by members of the business elite and pro-government politicians
  • A more diverse council which doesn’t see the chief executive as its boss would be more effective

Anti-government protesters holds up their hands to symbolise their five demands during a demonstration on July 1 in Causeway Bay. Hong Kong has been roiled by one crisis after another since mid-2019 – from the anti-government protests to the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
Anti-government protesters holds up their hands to symbolise their five demands during a demonstration on July 1 in Causeway Bay. Hong Kong has been roiled by one crisis after another since mid-2019 – from the anti-government protests to the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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