The words ‘five demands, not one less’ are projected by pro-democracy lawmakers onto the wall behind Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam as she attempts to give her third policy address in the city’s legislature. Photo: EPA

Carrie Lam’s policy address was a missed opportunity to offer an olive branch to break Hong Kong’s political impasse, analysts and allies lament

  • Chief executive set out measures from housing and land to environmental protection but conspicuously omitted any reference to protesters’ demands
  • But critics on both sides of the political divide say policy blueprint had failed to offer bold initiatives to address deep-rooted problems in Hong Kong
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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The words ‘five demands, not one less’ are projected by pro-democracy lawmakers onto the wall behind Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam as she attempts to give her third policy address in the city’s legislature. Photo: EPA
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Hong Kong’s low-income citizens feel Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s announcements on Wednesday will do little to help them. Photo: Nora Tam

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam attempts to solve housing crisis in her policy address, but people from low-income group feel they were left high and dry

  • Lam’s policy address focused on solving city’s housing crisis by taking steps such as raising mortgage cap for first-time buyers
  • But low-income people say they had hoped for measures such as rent control, waiver of down payments and interest-free loans for the jobless
Topic |   Carrie Lam policy address 2019

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Hong Kong’s low-income citizens feel Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s announcements on Wednesday will do little to help them. Photo: Nora Tam
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