A member of an armed group and a Trump supporter meet during a rally in front of the closed Texas State Capitol in Austin, on January 17, amid unfounded claims of election fraud. Arguably, the first casualty of the Trump years has been trust. Photo: AFP A member of an armed group and a Trump supporter meet during a rally in front of the closed Texas State Capitol in Austin, on January 17, amid unfounded claims of election fraud. Arguably, the first casualty of the Trump years has been trust. Photo: AFP
A member of an armed group and a Trump supporter meet during a rally in front of the closed Texas State Capitol in Austin, on January 17, amid unfounded claims of election fraud. Arguably, the first casualty of the Trump years has been trust. Photo: AFP
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Outside In by David Dodwell

Trust levels are plummeting across the pandemic-ravaged world. But what about in Hong Kong?

  • Edelman’s 2021 Trust Barometer shows that people’s trust in governments, NGOs and the media has plunged, with divergence growing between the elite and the rest
  • For Hong Kong, there is no question trust has fallen, but what else will a ‘special briefing’, in March, reveal?

A member of an armed group and a Trump supporter meet during a rally in front of the closed Texas State Capitol in Austin, on January 17, amid unfounded claims of election fraud. Arguably, the first casualty of the Trump years has been trust. Photo: AFP A member of an armed group and a Trump supporter meet during a rally in front of the closed Texas State Capitol in Austin, on January 17, amid unfounded claims of election fraud. Arguably, the first casualty of the Trump years has been trust. Photo: AFP
A member of an armed group and a Trump supporter meet during a rally in front of the closed Texas State Capitol in Austin, on January 17, amid unfounded claims of election fraud. Arguably, the first casualty of the Trump years has been trust. Photo: AFP
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David Dodwell

David Dodwell

David Dodwell is the executive director of the Hong Kong-APEC Trade Policy Study Group, a trade policy think tank.