Blowing Water by Luisa Tam
Carrie Lam’s clumsy parenting analogy was designed to take sting out of extradition bill protests, but only burns relations with Hong Kong mothers
- The city leader presenting herself as a mothering figure for Hongkongers, when police used rubber bullets and tear gas on mainly young protesters, demonstrates how Lam’s attempts to defuse crisis have backfired
Luisa Tam has been a journalist for more than 30 years. She has held a variety of roles during her career, including working as a producer for NDR German TV, a media campaigner with Greenpeace, and as the deputy managing editor of Eastern Express. She previously worked at the Post from 1988 to 1990, before rejoining in her current role in 2015.