The Chinese flag is raised during the handover ceremony in 1997. The Hong Kong Observers supported China's resumption of sovereignty over Hong Kong, a stance welcomed by Beijing. Photo: AP The Chinese flag is raised during the handover ceremony in 1997. The Hong Kong Observers supported China's resumption of sovereignty over Hong Kong, a stance welcomed by Beijing. Photo: AP
The Chinese flag is raised during the handover ceremony in 1997. The Hong Kong Observers supported China's resumption of sovereignty over Hong Kong, a stance welcomed by Beijing. Photo: AP
Gary Cheung
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Gary Cheung

Pioneer of Hong Kong civil society furthers the cause of social justice

Gary Cheung lauds the contribution of a group of liberal-minded young professionals who today, 40 years on, occupy positions of influence in society

The Chinese flag is raised during the handover ceremony in 1997. The Hong Kong Observers supported China's resumption of sovereignty over Hong Kong, a stance welcomed by Beijing. Photo: AP The Chinese flag is raised during the handover ceremony in 1997. The Hong Kong Observers supported China's resumption of sovereignty over Hong Kong, a stance welcomed by Beijing. Photo: AP
The Chinese flag is raised during the handover ceremony in 1997. The Hong Kong Observers supported China's resumption of sovereignty over Hong Kong, a stance welcomed by Beijing. Photo: AP
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Gary Cheung

Gary Cheung

Gary Cheung joined the Post in 2000, covering fields ranging from politics and the integration between Hong Kong and China. He became assistant editor-in-chief of Ming Pao in 2017 and returned to the Post the following year. He is author of Hong Kong’s Watershed: The 1967 riots (Hong Kong University Press, 2009).