- The city’s lawmakers won’t try to solve its problems. They’re too busy mimicking Beijing.
- they are feverishly obsessed with security and with integrating Hong Kong into the mainland. For them, governing appears mainly to consist of mimicking Beijing or trying to predict what it wants from them.
- Many lawmakers have taken part in study trips to the mainland to learn about policies and innovations. Photos show groups of them staring, enraptured, at mundane pieces of infrastructure or studiously hunching over their notebooks as they are lectured about the greatness of China’s achievements.