Déjà vu as Carrie Lam backs plan to let Hongkongers on mainland vote in Legco elections
When politicians wish to take a look at public response to a coverage initiative, they generally ship up a “trial balloon”. The concept is floated in public, usually non-attributable, to see if it meets applause or derision. Relying on the response, the plan can then be confidently applied, amended or quietly deserted.
Earlier this month, the media immediately crammed with tales that Chief Government Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor was poised to announce that Hong Kong residents residing in southern China could be…