Master Insight organised a seminar in Wanchai on “What Next for Hong Kong?” last night to explore the results of the recent district council elections with the unexpected overwhelming success of the pan-Democrats.
Michael Chugani, a senior journalist who has worked in news agencies in Britain, the United States, Hong Kong and other places, a well-known TV current affairs host and columnist, made in-depth analyses for the guests.
After the “Umbrella Movement” in 2014, he pointed out with great insight that Hong Kong’s independence is not feasible; today, with similar incisive views, he pointed out the shortcomings of the Carrie Lam government administration, the disillusion of the young protesters, and reveals where he thinks Hong Kong is heading.
Unless Carrie Lam summons the courage to tell her Beijing superiors to stop eroding Hong Kong’s autonomy, allowing genuine democratic elections and ending widespread mainlandisation, the Hong Kong crisis could end in tragedy.
Carrie Lam and her bosses thought that the anger on the streets would eventually dissipate, everything would return to normal? They are deluding themselves.
“Hong Kong’s No. 1 Talent” Chip Tao as the guest host, of course, also shared his brilliant commentaries. He pointed out that Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam had lost the opportunity for reconciliation many times and should have resigned long time ago as the root cause of the current crisis since June. The key to resolution lies in Lam and her superior up north who initiated the fiasco.