“John Lee wants unity, social cohesion, and solidarity in Hong Kong. To damn discussion of collusion as the language of divisive enemies is to deny the reality that Hong Kong is divided along social class and political lines,” writes John Burns.
Several minors were convicted under the security law, media tycoon Jimmy Lai lost a bid to prevent police seeing journalistic material on his phone, an autistic civil servant was jailed for “sedition,” and national education is to be strengthened for kindergarten students.
“Effective governance requires engaging the people, building partnerships broadly not just with business, and sharing decision making authority, to co-produce the results we all want,” writes John Burns.
“There are many more talented people in many, many different fields… only focusing on technical background is not wise for an international city,” Eden Woon, the president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, said of Chief Executive John Lee’s Policy Address.
Chief Executive John Lee might not have mentioned Lantau Tomorrow Vision, a mega development project announced by his predecessor Carrie Lam, but it lives on in his Policy Address – as do many preexisting plans.