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Hong Kong’s New Boss More trouble is ahead if Carrie Lam won’t defend local autonomy. Carrie Lam waves after she won the election for Hong Kong's Chief Executive in Hong Kong, March 26, 2017. PHOTO: BOBBY YIP/REUTERS March 26, 2017 3:48 p.m. ET There were no surprises Sunday in the selection of Hong Kong’s new Chief Executive, and that’s how China’s central government wanted it. The winner was veteran civil servant Carrie Lam, who won a majority of the 1,200 votes cast by an election committee stacked with local Beijing loyalists. The question now is whether Ms. Lam will have any desire or ability to arrest Beijing’s assault on Hong Kong’s autonomy and rule of law. Her record doesn’t inspire confidence. As the city’s No. 2 official over the past five years, Ms. Lam ran point on so-called political reform, the process by which Beijing reneged on promises to deliver free elections for a Chief Executive by this year. During pro-democracy protests in 2014 she met with student protest leaders but refused to compromise and took no second meeting. Chinese agents have twice recently carried out unlawful cross-border abductions in Hong Kong, but she has kept mum. Ms. Lam sometimes promises vaguely to speak up for Hong Kongers concerned about Beijing’s interference in local affairs, a point she touched on at her postselection news conference Sunday, but the public doesn’t buy it. Polls show that in a real election she’d have lost in a landslide to rival John Tsang, the former financial secretary. “Lam’s victory despite her lack of representation and popular support reflects the Chinese Communist Party’s complete control over Hong Kong’s electoral process and its serious intrusion of Hong Kong’s autonomy,” the pro-democracy Demosisto Party said Sunday. The party also promised “a large civil disobedience protest” on Ms. Lam’s inauguration day, July 1, the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong’s transfer from British to Chinese control. An early test will be whether Ms. Lam reintroduces the draconian Article 23 antisubversion legislation first proposed in 2002, which triggered public outcry over its threat to free speech and turbocharged the local democracy movement. Ms. Lam has played down interest in such legislation but her campaign manifesto calls it a “constitutional duty” of Hong Kong’s government, and Beijing has long wanted it. Hong Kong and China would both benefit if Beijing realized that its assertions of control are backfiring. Antisubversion legislation, attacks on a free press and judicial independence, attempts to impose “patriotic education” in schools, broken promises on democracy, illegal abductions: All have stoked popular resentment and driven some 40% of young people to sympathize with calls for independence, a position rarely heard a few years ago. Chinese President Xi Jinping wants officials to adapt Deng Xiaoping’s “one country, two systems” promise for Hong Kong so it’s more like “one system.” Ms. Lam will have to convince Mr. Xi that the mainlandization of Hong Kong is radicalizing politics in a city still vital to China’s economic and political future, or she will have a very rocky tenure. ...
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