The article discusses how positive responses to the coronavirus outbreak reveal the elements of strong governance, including in Hong Kong, writing:
Despite the administration’s poor approval ratings, the successful response shows that the Hong Kong public continued to trust in the competence of the public health authorities. Deep divisions in the city’s politics did not affect how social distancing and public health measures were perceived, leading to universal adoption.
Hong Kong’s successful coronavirus response is especially interesting because it is a place one might assume would be more at risk. It has an open land border with Mainland China. It’s an international travel hub. It’s one of the world’s most densely populated places, with high usage of public transport. Yet despite all this, the city – as of now – appears to not just have the virus under control, but completely eliminated it.
This is why we wanted to delve deeper into Hong Kong’s coronavirus response, and exactly how it connects to the idea of strong governance.