The major steps taken by Beijing-backed city leader Carrie Lam fail to deal a decisive blow against protests, with some actions fanning the flames further.
The major steps taken by Beijing-backed city leader Carrie Lam fail to deal a decisive blow against protests, with some actions fanning the flames further
HONG KONG – Paralyzed by seething protesters and intransigent bosses in Beijing, Hong Kong's government lacks the power and experience to end the unprecedented political crisis in the city, analysts say.
for more than 4 months, with demonstrators demanding greater democracy and police accountability as violence spirals on all sides.
A ban on face masks during protests, using colonial-era emergency powers, sparked a wave of violence and vandalism that brought much of the city to a standstill earlier this month.
Like her predecessors, Chief Executive Lam was appointed by a 1,200-strong committee stacked with Beijing loyalists.
China runs Hong Kong under a"one country, two systems" model that grants the hub certain liberties but ensures the city's leadership ultimately answers to Beijing.
There was a stark illustration last week of the political rancor faced by Lam, who currently has historic low approval ratings and has refused to step down, despite saying before her appointment she would do so if she ever lost popular support.
by pro-democracy lawmakers during the delivery and debate of a key policy address while her Facebook Live broadcast was inundated with angry emojis.
The protests were sparked by huge public anger towards a now-scrapped bill allowing extraditions to mainland China, but have since morphed into a wider pro-democracy movement rooted in fears the city's unique freedoms are eroding under Beijing's tightening grip.
"The freezing of the political system in 1997 ensures there is no popular confidence that concerns and grievances will be addressed by an effective or responsible Hong Kong government, seen widely as a proxy for Beijing," Jeffrey A. Bader, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, wrote in a recent commentary.
But it has so far avoided direct intervention, a strategy that analysts say is based on trying to limit damage to its international image and hoping the protests will eventually peter out.
"The real issues are political and cultural," Nigel Inkster from the International Institute for Strategic Studies said in a recent video commentary.Read more: Rappler
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West is paying the price for supporting Hong Kong riots, Chinese state media saysChinese state-run media has published a series of editorials and opinion pieces drawing parallels between violent protests in Hong Kong , Spain and Chile — accusing the West of hypocrisy in its response. HONGKONG REPUBLIC! china must be bewitched for its loopholes in communism. communism doesn't work in british-civilized-educated Hongkongers.
Some OFWs may start losing their jobs as Hong Kong protests persistThe United Filipinos in Hong Kong secretary general Emmanuel Villanueva said Monday that some OFWs could lose their jobs due to the protests in Hong Kong .
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Hong Kong descends into chaos again as protesters defy ban Hong Kong streets descended into chaotic scenes following an unauthorized pro-democracy rally, as protesters set up roadblocks and torched businesses, and police responded with tear gas and a water cannon.
Hong Kong protesters pray, gird for unauthorized march Hong Kong anti-government protesters appealed for international help as they prepared to hold an unauthorized protest march Sunday to press their demands. Protest all around the world, help is not enough to deliver now. Lol.. tapos pag mahuli , magiingay... 😂😂😂 Shoot to kill dapat sa mga protesters