Chief Secretary Carrie Lam has ruled herself out of the 2017 chief executive race. Pan-democrats believe her decision increases the chances of a deal on reform. Photo: David Wong Chief Secretary Carrie Lam has ruled herself out of the 2017 chief executive race. Pan-democrats believe her decision increases the chances of a deal on reform. Photo: David Wong
Chief Secretary Carrie Lam has ruled herself out of the 2017 chief executive race. Pan-democrats believe her decision increases the chances of a deal on reform. Photo: David Wong

A glimmer of hope or a false dawn in the struggle for democracy?

Carrie Lam's cautious welcome for moderate plan for 2017 poll - and pledge not to run herself - revive pan-democratic hopes

Topic |   Hong Kong Basic Law
Chief Secretary Carrie Lam has ruled herself out of the 2017 chief executive race. Pan-democrats believe her decision increases the chances of a deal on reform. Photo: David Wong Chief Secretary Carrie Lam has ruled herself out of the 2017 chief executive race. Pan-democrats believe her decision increases the chances of a deal on reform. Photo: David Wong
Chief Secretary Carrie Lam has ruled herself out of the 2017 chief executive race. Pan-democrats believe her decision increases the chances of a deal on reform. Photo: David Wong
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