Will mass protests only harden Beijing’s determination to bring Hong Kong to heel? Photo: AP
Bilahari Kausikan
Opinion

Opinion

Bilahari Kausikan

Harsh truths for Hong Kong: extradition bill protests will not achieve anything

  • Retired Singapore diplomat Bilahari Kausikan says Beijing will never tolerate any action that undermines national unity and the bill formalises ‘one country, two systems’
  • Besides, what is really needed is good governance and a sensible housing policy – blame the tycoons for denying the city that

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Will mass protests only harden Beijing’s determination to bring Hong Kong to heel? Photo: AP
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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor on June 18 apologises to the public for causing “disputes and anxieties in society”, two days after an estimated 2 million people took to the streets in protest of a proposed extradition bill. Photo: Sam Tsang

Has Carrie Lam lost Hong Kong in her bid to push through extradition bill?

  • The chief executive has made mistakes aplenty, not least of which was underestimating the public’s anger over the bill and fumbling her apology
  • But while some are calling time on her political career, she insists it is a long way from over as she tries to ride out the storm she helped create
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law

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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor on June 18 apologises to the public for causing “disputes and anxieties in society”, two days after an estimated 2 million people took to the streets in protest of a proposed extradition bill. Photo: Sam Tsang
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