Former chief executive Tung Chee-hwa, seen attending an event in March, deliberately did not return to his family business after he left office. He wanted to be sure no one suspected him of benefiting from his own earlier policy decisions. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

How far should the rules on disclosure go for Hong Kong public officials?

Bernard Chan says while people in public office are expected to be open about their business ties, the requirements should not be so intrusive as to deter talented people from serving

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Former chief executive Tung Chee-hwa, seen attending an event in March, deliberately did not return to his family business after he left office. He wanted to be sure no one suspected him of benefiting from his own earlier policy decisions. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
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