Protesters raise a mock white paper in a demonstration outside the central government's liaison office last week. Photo: AP Protesters raise a mock white paper in a demonstration outside the central government's liaison office last week. Photo: AP
Protesters raise a mock white paper in a demonstration outside the central government's liaison office last week. Photo: AP
Albert Cheng
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Albert Cheng

Beijing's white paper sounds death knell for Hong Kong as we know it

Albert Cheng says by reneging on its pledge of a high degree of autonomy for 50 years, Beijing seeks to turn the SAR into just another Chinese city

Protesters raise a mock white paper in a demonstration outside the central government's liaison office last week. Photo: AP Protesters raise a mock white paper in a demonstration outside the central government's liaison office last week. Photo: AP
Protesters raise a mock white paper in a demonstration outside the central government's liaison office last week. Photo: AP
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Albert Cheng

Albert Cheng

Ir. Albert Cheng is the founder of Digital Broadcasting Corporation Hong Kong Limited, a current affairs commentator and columnist. He was formerly a direct elected Hong Kong SAR legislative councillor. Mr Cheng was voted by Time Magazine in 1997 as one of "the 25 most influential people in new Hong Kong" and selected by Business Week in 1998 as one of "the 50 stars of Asia".