Chief Executive Carrie Lam speaks to the media before attending the Executive Council meeting at government headquarters, in Hong Kong, on January 7. Photo: May Tse
Wee Kek Koon
Opinion

Opinion

Reflections by Wee Kek Koon

If Carrie Lam is ‘governing without action’, it is not working very well

  • The Taoist philosophy is best understood as taking minimum action and leaving things to run their natural course
  • But in testing times the passive approach might not be advisable – as evidenced by Hong Kong’s current situation

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Chief Executive Carrie Lam speaks to the media before attending the Executive Council meeting at government headquarters, in Hong Kong, on January 7. Photo: May Tse
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