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So much for consultation

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Protest at road opening plan, July 19


Remote as Lantau may seem, you get a sharp view of the workings of Hong Kong. The dysfunction, the cronyism,  the inability to grasp people’s needs – all reveal themselves in microcosm.

So when the Transport Department pre-empts the outcome of its consultation on opening South Lantau roads, that’s an issue for Lantauistas, but it also tells a tale that is reflected across the entire city.

Following a public outcry after the department’s plan to allow an extra 80 vehicles per day was made public, it consented last month to take submissions from community groups. Continue reading