Hong Kong protesters must call a truce for the district council elections – or let Carrie Lam win the day

We are entering week 23 of the protests and guess who is winning? Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor.

Christmas came early for Lam.

On the sidelines of the 2019 China International Import Expo in Shanghai last week, Lam was granted a surprise meeting with her boss, President Xi Jinping. It was the first official meeting between the two since the city began its tailspin into hell in June. The “high degree of support” that the Chinese president assured Lam of came with an order for her…

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