You’re wrong if you think only the so-called opposition and loyalist camps influence our politics. A third camp lurks. Its job is to fool some of the people all of the time. It does this through fake news, alternative facts, and double standards.
Paul Chan Mo-po is Hong Kong's financial secretary. An accountant and the former president of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA), he was appointed development secretary by Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying after the resignation of Mak Chai-kwong following a housing allowance scandal. In July 2013, Chan was accused of a conflict of interest when it was revealed that he or his family had an interest in a plot of land in the New Territories that the government had plans to develop. In January 2017, he was named to his current position.