Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam must step down or be removed by Beijing if the city is to begin rebuilding itself after months of anti-government protests, says former Chief Secretary for Administration, Anson Chan.
In a panel discussion on how Hong Kong can move forward and bring an end to the protests that have gripped the city since June last year, Chan and Dr. Priscilla Leung Mei-fun, Legislative Councillor for Kowloon West and member of the Committee for the Basic Law, both agreed that Lam’s government was weak and that an independent inquiry was required to get to the heart of the reasons behind the protests.
“We cannot wait for the government, we have to rely on ourselves,” said Leung.
Chan added that she condemns violence, but believes that a large number of the protesters are “reasonable people” who only want universal suffrage, as promised under the Basic Law.
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