lørdag 14. mars 2020

Senior adviser to Beijing lashes out at ‘insufficient’ Hong Kong leadership and warns shake-up may be coming

A senior Hong Kong adviser to Beijing has lashed out at local government officials over their handling of anti-government protests and said a major leadership reshuffle was possible to restore legitimacy. Lau Siu-kai, who is vice-president of the semi-official Chinese Association of Hong Kong and Macau Studies, delivered the criticism in an article written in Chinese titled “The deep-rooted problems behind the anti-extradition bill movement” published in the Hong Kong and Macao Journal.

Lau said the abilities and courage of city officials and pro-establishment forces were “obviously insufficient” throughout the protests that erupted in June and morphed into a broad condemnation of the Hong Kong and central governments.