Talks between the Hong Kong government and student protesters on Tuesday night failed to ease the pro-democracy stand-off and underwhelmed watching crowds.
After nearly a month of often violent public debate about what it means to be Hong Kong, Carrie Lam, chief secretary, said she would submit a report to China’s government on the issue.
However, the first dialogue with student leaders, broadcast live and watched by thousands at Admiralty, Mong Kok and Causeway Bay, failed to produce any concessions from either side.
“Many people have expected this conversation for a long time. Hong Kong people feel that society is sinking. They think they...