Separatist Andy Chan Ho-tin shakes hands with journalist Victor Mallet before his talk at the Foreign Correspondents' Club on August 14. Photo: K.Y. Cheng Separatist Andy Chan Ho-tin shakes hands with journalist Victor Mallet before his talk at the Foreign Correspondents' Club on August 14. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
Separatist Andy Chan Ho-tin shakes hands with journalist Victor Mallet before his talk at the Foreign Correspondents' Club on August 14. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
Philip Yeung
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Philip Yeung

The FCC has behaved like a rude guest, but Hong Kong didn’t need to evict journalist Victor Mallet

Philip Yeung says the Foreign Correspondents’ Club provoked Hong Kong and China when it gave a separatist a public platform. In testing the limits of free speech, the club has contributed to its curtailment, but now is the time for quiet diplomacy to prevail

Separatist Andy Chan Ho-tin shakes hands with journalist Victor Mallet before his talk at the Foreign Correspondents' Club on August 14. Photo: K.Y. Cheng Separatist Andy Chan Ho-tin shakes hands with journalist Victor Mallet before his talk at the Foreign Correspondents' Club on August 14. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
Separatist Andy Chan Ho-tin shakes hands with journalist Victor Mallet before his talk at the Foreign Correspondents' Club on August 14. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
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Philip Yeung

Philip Yeung

Philip Yeung is a former speech-writer to the president of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and currently a freelance speech-writer and ghostwriter to local civic and government leaders. He is a guest lecturer at various tertiary institutions in Hong Kong and mainland China on public speaking and academic writing. He was educated at the University of Toronto.