Then chief executive hopeful Leung Chun-ying prepares to sign a card that reads: “I will defend press freedom; I will push for legislations on freedom of information during my term and create a more open society”, at a candidates’ seminar organised by the Hong Kong Journalists Association in Wan Chai on February 17, 2012. Leung was elected Hong Kong’s leader the following month. Photo: Felix Wong
Gary Cheung
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Gary Cheung

It’s now or never for a Hong Kong archives law, as British files reveal

Gary Cheung says declassified files on a 1987 Sino-British deal over direct Legco elections underline the need for louder calls to preserve the city’s public records, especially in view of the upcoming chief executive election

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Then chief executive hopeful Leung Chun-ying prepares to sign a card that reads: “I will defend press freedom; I will push for legislations on freedom of information during my term and create a more open society”, at a candidates’ seminar organised by the Hong Kong Journalists Association in Wan Chai on February 17, 2012. Leung was elected Hong Kong’s leader the following month. Photo: Felix Wong
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