Chief Executive Carrie Lam gives her policy address on November 25 in front of the empty seats where the democrats once sat in the Legislative Council. Photo: AFP Chief Executive Carrie Lam gives her policy address on November 25 in front of the empty seats where the democrats once sat in the Legislative Council. Photo: AFP
Chief Executive Carrie Lam gives her policy address on November 25 in front of the empty seats where the democrats once sat in the Legislative Council. Photo: AFP
Albert Cheng
Opinion

Opinion

Albert Cheng

Neutering the opposition in Hong Kong Legislative Council won’t improve governance, as Carrie Lam will find out

  • With its resolution to oust four pro-democracy legislators, the NPC shows Beijing will no longer tolerate any form of opposition, mild or radical
  • Decision leaves Legco dominated by the pro-establishment camp, which Lam needs to remember answers to the Communist Party, not her

Chief Executive Carrie Lam gives her policy address on November 25 in front of the empty seats where the democrats once sat in the Legislative Council. Photo: AFP Chief Executive Carrie Lam gives her policy address on November 25 in front of the empty seats where the democrats once sat in the Legislative Council. Photo: AFP
Chief Executive Carrie Lam gives her policy address on November 25 in front of the empty seats where the democrats once sat in the Legislative Council. Photo: AFP
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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".