Chief Executive Carrie Lam (right) clinks her glass with former chief executives Leung Chun-ying (left) and Tung Chee-hwa at the reception for the 23rd anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, at the Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai on July 1, 2020. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
Chief Executive Carrie Lam (right) clinks her glass with former chief executives Leung Chun-ying (left) and Tung Chee-hwa at the reception for the 23rd anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, at the Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai on July 1, 2020. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Outside In by David Dodwell

How Hong Kong’s policy address history explains the city’s present struggles

  • The changes in the number of references to democracy, consensus, youth and inequality in policy addresses since the handover reveal that our leaders have abysmal political reflexes, are elitist and have failed to translate talk into action

Chief Executive Carrie Lam (right) clinks her glass with former chief executives Leung Chun-ying (left) and Tung Chee-hwa at the reception for the 23rd anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, at the Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai on July 1, 2020. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
Chief Executive Carrie Lam (right) clinks her glass with former chief executives Leung Chun-ying (left) and Tung Chee-hwa at the reception for the 23rd anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, at the Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai on July 1, 2020. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
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