Carrie Lam, our Chief Executive, these days always to be counted on to sound like a Beijing apparatchik. She’s coming along well in commie-speak. Here it's “misunderstanding”. You can’t be bothered to address the guts of the issue. So you call it “misunderstanding”.
Which here is that the National Security Law of June 2021, has stifled and is stifling Free Speech in Hong Kong. Not really a “misunderstanding”, more of a fact.
The only reason I can write this on this blog is because it’s in English and has less of an audience than even the late unlamented CNN+