Post-doctoral Fellow, Hong Kong University
Lawrence Zhang is a post-doctoral fellow at the Hong Kong Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences, Hong Kong University.
Feb 27, 2015
The call for “real elections” has been the rallying cry of Hong Kong protestors, but open and direct elections of the Chief Executive may actually exacerbate the problem by introducing political gridlock. Lawrence Zhang explore three structural problems in the Hong Kong political system, highlighting the need to link up the Exco and Legco in a way that creates more effective and responsive government in practice as well as in the perception of the voting public.