HK government out of ideas

Whether or not street protests for democracy are a good idea, Hong Kong's government has lost the new generation and has no clue how to win it back.
Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee
Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee

The problem with pro-government views in Hong Kong that see the street protests as unlawful and counterproductive is that they have no response to young people’s aspirations and fears.

Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee is a Hong Kong politician who supports the administration of Leung Chun-ying and defines the pro-democracy protesters first as lawbreakers.

Speaking yesterday at a debate with a fellow member of the territory’s Legislative Council, she argued the protests are impeding the government from debating the specifics of how to carry out the 2017 election for chief executive under the framework decreed by Beijing this summer.

That decision stipulated...

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