Peter Mathieson arrives to meet with university alumni protesting before a council meeting. Photo: Reuters Peter Mathieson arrives to meet with university alumni protesting before a council meeting. Photo: Reuters
Peter Mathieson arrives to meet with university alumni protesting before a council meeting. Photo: Reuters
Gary Cheung
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Gary Cheung

HKU vice-chancellor Peter Mathieson placed in tough spot by the very students he champions

Gary Cheung says HKU vice-chancellor Peter Mathieson is caught between a rock and a hard place when it comes to his students' protest actions

Peter Mathieson arrives to meet with university alumni protesting before a council meeting. Photo: Reuters Peter Mathieson arrives to meet with university alumni protesting before a council meeting. Photo: Reuters
Peter Mathieson arrives to meet with university alumni protesting before a council meeting. Photo: Reuters
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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).