Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam is very much alone in her fight to save her embattled government. Photo: Reuters

Extradition bill protests: why have Hong Kong’s business elite and tycoons abandoned Carrie Lam?

  • Absence of support from sector is in stark contrast to 2014’s Occupy movement, with chief executive now isolated and fighting for political life
  • Other leading voices in society relatively muted this time are university leaders and the pro-establishment camp
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam is very much alone in her fight to save her embattled government. Photo: Reuters
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Tony Cheung

Tony Cheung

Tony Cheung became a political journalist in 2007. He joined the Post in 2012 and now leads the Hong Kong-mainland relations team on the Hong Kong desk. Tony also writes about the economy, and reports from mainland China, the United States, Germany and Britain.

Joyce Ng

Joyce Ng

Joyce Ng covers Hong Kong’s politics and housing issues. She joined the Post in 2008 to focus on urban planning, housing and heritage news, and has won awards for reporting on developers’ tricks in flat sales.