If China hears the Hong Kong people, it must let Carrie Lam go

Commentaries and Op-eds August 4, 2019, South China Morning Post

Hong Kong society is disintegrating before our very eyes.

The furore over the extradition bill has metamorphosed into generalised civil unrest permeating all corners of Hong Kong. At the fundamental level, it is no longer about the bill, or Hong Kong-Beijing relations. It is about Hongkongers’ relationship with our government, which only Hong Kong itself can repair.

An indiscriminate attack by triad members on train passengers in Yuen Long on July 21 and the police’s inexplicable response have dissipated almost all the trust Hongkongers placed in our government and law enforcement. Violent clashes between protesters and the police have turned into a biweekly inevitability. Their intensity in dense residential neighbourhoods – Yuen Long on July 27 and Sheung Wan on July 28, in particular – was reminiscent of a civil war.

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