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Thought Leader: Emily Lau

Hong Kong politician Emily Lau is a vice-chair of the Hong Kong Democratic Party and a member of the Legislative Council from the New Territories East constituency.

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  • WHAT’S DISTINCT distinct

    The inequality between the haves and the have-nots and the rich and the poor. Some people get excessive access to resources whereas a big, big majority get denied. And then those who have such access they are economically and militarily and politically exceedingly powerful. And so those being oppressed feel bitterly hopeless.

  • LEADERSHIP leadership

    It means that the leaders can take decisions which have a longer vision, a broader vision, and not just being held hostage to short-term interests.

  • FUTURE future

    People should stop being just focused on the short term and on immediate interests. If we talk more about democracy, human rights, the rule of law, how to eradicate discrimination and how to bring about more equality so that particularly people living in very, very awful circumstances can look forward to some better environment and to be able to have a fairer share of these scarce resources.