The obituary for Robin McLaren, 'The diplomat who helped smooth a path for Hong Kong's handover', on page A2 yesterday misquoted Kerry McGlynn, former spokesman for the city's last governor, Chris Patten. The report should have quoted him as saying: 'Sir Robin played the game absolutely scrupulously, and followed the Patten policy to the nth degree.' We apologise for the error.
The credit on the letter, 'Harbourfront committee has been more than a PR exercise', published on page A12 yesterday should have read Secretary for Development Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor. We apologise for the error, which was introduced in the editing process.
The opening sentence of yesterday's report, 'Land policy critic's book is a surprise hit', on page A2 should have named its author as Alice Poon Wai-ham. The error was introduced in the editing process.