Two elderly residents of a squatter hut in Tsuen Wan. The Hong Kong government’s resettlement policy in the 1960s sowed the seeds for discontent in society. Photo: SCMP Two elderly residents of a squatter hut in Tsuen Wan. The Hong Kong government’s resettlement policy in the 1960s sowed the seeds for discontent in society. Photo: SCMP
Two elderly residents of a squatter hut in Tsuen Wan. The Hong Kong government’s resettlement policy in the 1960s sowed the seeds for discontent in society. Photo: SCMP
Richard Wong
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Two elderly residents of a squatter hut in Tsuen Wan. The Hong Kong government’s resettlement policy in the 1960s sowed the seeds for discontent in society. Photo: SCMP Two elderly residents of a squatter hut in Tsuen Wan. The Hong Kong government’s resettlement policy in the 1960s sowed the seeds for discontent in society. Photo: SCMP
Two elderly residents of a squatter hut in Tsuen Wan. The Hong Kong government’s resettlement policy in the 1960s sowed the seeds for discontent in society. Photo: SCMP
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Richard Wong

Richard Wong

Richard Wong Yue-chim is the Philip Wong Kennedy Wong Professor in Political Economy at the University of Hong Kong