Wang Xiangwei
Wang Xiangwei
Opinion

SCMP Columnist

China Briefing by Wang Xiangwei

Hong Kong’s extradition law mess: don’t blame Beijing, blame naive Carrie Lam

  • In underestimating the pushback from Hongkongers from all walks of life, the chief executive has shown a lack of political antennae
  • She could have avoided much of this quagmire had her government not bypassed proper procedures and, instead, consulted the public

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The massive protests against Hong Kong’s proposed anti-extradition bill to China have spooked some in the business community. Photo: Winson Wong
Tom Holland
Opinion

Opinion

Abacus by Tom Holland

Hong Kong extradition protests: ‘one country, two systems’ is good for business – and for Beijing

  • Never mind the naysayers, there are reasons to be optimistic about Hong Kong’s future as the locus of choice for international business in East Asia
  • Not least of them is that its special status allows Beijing to do all the trade-related things it cannot or will not do for itself, writes Tom Holland

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The massive protests against Hong Kong’s proposed anti-extradition bill to China have spooked some in the business community. Photo: Winson Wong
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