The roots of Hong Kong’s entangled ties between business and politics can be traced to the city’s colonial history. Illustration: SCMP

Developers’ cosy ties with politics may explain Hong Kong’s biggest woe: widening income gap in the least affordable city on earth

  • In a series of in-depth articles on the unrest rocking Hong Kong, South China Morning Post goes behind the headlines to look at the underlying issues, current state of affairs, and where it is all heading
  • In this latest instalment, the Post looks at the cosy ties between Hong Kong’s business elites and politics in the city and in Beijing
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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The roots of Hong Kong’s entangled ties between business and politics can be traced to the city’s colonial history. Illustration: SCMP
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Peggy Sito

Peggy Sito

Peggy Sito is the deputy business editor at the Post. She was previously editor on the property desk and has won various news awards from the Hong Kong Consumer Council, the Newspaper Society of Hong Kong and the Society of Publishers in Asia.

Denise Tsang

Denise Tsang

Denise Tsang is an award-winning journalist, with her career built on covering business and Hong Kong local news. She has won a number of regional and Hong Kong press awards and was a part-time lecturer on business journalism at Hong Kong Baptist University.

Lam Ka-sing

Lam Ka-sing

Lam Ka-sing is a business reporter who covers property affairs and results. He joined the Post in 2017 and has a degree in international journalism from Hong Kong Baptist University.