For months, Beijing has insisted that Hong Kong protesters are nothing but a small group of ‘rioters’ with no public support. The resounding victory of pro-democracy candidates discredits that claim.
When a fourth of your population demands something, there is a serious consequence when nothing happens — when millions of law-abiding people feel their autonomy is at risk.
On Wednesday morning, Hong Kong Chief Carrie Lam announced a formal withdrawal of the extradition bill that prompted more than three months of protests for freedom.
The first female chief of Hong Kong, Carrie Lam faces a tough road ahead. It has nothing to do with her experiences and ability, but everything to do with how she was selected.
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