søndag 21. juli 2019

Hong Kong’s Approach to Protesters: No More Concessions

Hong Kong’s leader will not be making further concessions to the city’s protesters, two of her top advisers said, as the government digs in despite several large demonstrations over the past month and more planned for Sunday and the coming weeks. Carrie Lam, the region’s chief executive, will focus instead on hearing from various sectors of the Hong Kong population and drafting a broad policy address for delivery in mid-October, said Bernard Chan, the convenor of her Executive Council, or cabinet, in an interview on Friday.

Mr. Chan’s remarks — and similar comments by Regina Ip, another Executive Council member, in a separate interview — indicate that Mrs. Lam’s administration is confident that it can weather further protests, despite several recent violent clashes and signs that the economy could suffer.