I Say: If I could talk to Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, I would say …

I Say: If I could talk to Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, I would say …

Each week we’ll choose readers’ responses to share. This week we want to know:

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Personal life

I would ask her about her daily life, her family and friends. I want to know how she balances work and fun. 
Vincent Choi Kai-lam, 16, Yan Chai Hospital Law Chan Chor Si College 

Doctor shortage

I would tell her to have a discussion with the Hong Kong Medical Association to find doctors from overseas who can work here as there is a lack of doctors in Hong Kong. 
Ada Chau, 14, Pope Paul VI College 

Listen to suggestions

I would tell her to listen to Hong Kong citizens as they have many suggestions to improve our city. 
Henry Chow La-hang, 13, King Ling College 

Litter problem

I would tell her to urge people not to litter. There is a lot of litter on the streets of Hong Kong, as well as the beaches. 
Rainie Lau Tsz-ching,12, STFA Tam Pak Yu College

Thank you

I would say “thank you”, because she has contributed a lot to Hong Kong over the past 36 years, and I want to show her I am grateful. 
Melody Ma, 13, Carmel Pak U Secondary School 

Education system

I would tell her to look at the education system, because sometimes we have too much homework and many exams, which can give us a lot of stress. 
Lam Wai-man, 12, Po Leung Kuk ma Kam Ming College 

I would tell her to do something about the large amount of homework students have to do, as sometimes we have to stay up until midnight. 
Alice Lee Yuen-ching, 13, STFA Tam Pak Yu College 

Housing

I would tell her to lower the prices of houses as property in Hong Kong is very expensive and many people can’t afford a place to live. 
Michelle Tam Sin-hang, 16, Yan Chai Hospital Law Chan Chor Si College 

Pollution and the environment

I would speak to her about pollution levels in Hong Kong as the air quality is very poor. 
Aiswarya Rambhatla, 15, South Island School

I would ask her to cancel Lantau Tomorrow Vision because it will damage the ocean’s ecosystem. Many marine animals might die as a result of this project. 
Shum Wing-yan, 14, Pope Paul VI College 

I would tell her to tackle the pollution problem because my asthma is getting much worse. 
Trinity Au Yeung Sau-yan, 10, Kowloon Tong Bishop Walsh Catholic School 

Better welfare system

I would tell her to develop a better welfare system as Hong Kong getting  to be a very expensive city to live in.
Warwick Lai, 16, Fung Kai Liu Man Shek Tong Secondary School 

Edited by Nicole Moraleda


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