Protesters gather in Victoria Park in 2003 to protest against Article 23. The strength of feeling in Hong Kong forced the government to abandon its plans to enact national security legislation. The issue is not going away this time. Photo: SCMP

Will Andy Chan separatist saga force Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam to act on national security law?

As the row over Andy Chan’s call for independence rumbles on, pro-establishment camp calls for quicker action and tougher legislation, while city’s leader continues to wait for ‘favourable atmosphere’

Topic |   Hong Kong localism and independence

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Protesters gather in Victoria Park in 2003 to protest against Article 23. The strength of feeling in Hong Kong forced the government to abandon its plans to enact national security legislation. The issue is not going away this time. Photo: SCMP
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Alvin Lum

Alvin Lum

Alvin Lum is an award-winning political journalist specialising in Hong Kong politics and the city's justice system. Previously, he worked for the Hong Kong Economic Journal and Citizen News.

Jeffie Lam

Jeffie Lam

Jeffie writes predominantly about Hong Kong politics, but is also interested in social welfare issues, such as the city's ageing population and elderly care. She joined the Post in 2013 after beginning her career as a political reporter in 2009. In 2016, she won the English features merit prize in the 20th Human Rights Press Awards.

Kimmy Chung

Kimmy Chung

Kimmy Chung joined the Post in 2017 and reports for the Hong Kong desk on local politics and Hong Kong-mainland issues. Prior to joining the Post, she covered Hong Kong politics and social policies for more than six years for different media outlets.