Hong Kong election reform: Beijing is demanding loyalty because trust is lacking
- Hong Kong’s pursuit of democracy has ended up in this sorry state because the opposition failed to build trust with Beijing
- Only when loyalty is not in dispute can Hong Kong create a space for democratic experiments
Christine Loh is chief development strategist and adjunct professor at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology’s Institute of the Environment and Division of Environment and Sustainability. She was the former undersecretary for the environment (2012-17), and a former lawmaker. She is also the former CEO of Civic Exchange, a non-profit public policy think tank. She is a lawyer by training, a commodities trader by profession, and an author of many publications.