People wave flashlights of their mobile phones during a protest in Hong Kong. Reuters
The city has been plunged into its worst crisis in recent history by weeks of marches and sporadic violent confrontations between police and pockets of hardcore protesters.
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has indicated that she had met with a group of young people about the pro-democracy protests gripping the city, and that’s indeed a positive development. Lam’s attempt to explain the government’s position at the Monday meeting, though it was closed-door and unannounced, sends a signal
Finally it dawned on the authorities and the government of Hong Kong that dialogue is a possibility towards amicable sorting out of issues. Strangely or dumbly this idea about having a dialogue didn’t take
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