A demonstrator checks a phone in front of the defaced signage at the Legislative Council building on July 1. Photo: Bloomberg
Bernard Chan
Opinion

Opinion

Bernard Chan

Can Hong Kong rebuild trust when society’s deep divisions are being hardened by the social media echo chamber?

  • Hong Kong is split on who is to blame for the crisis – officials or opponents, police or protesters – and people’s views are only reinforced by what they choose to read online. A genuinely different approach to governance is the only way to move on

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A demonstrator checks a phone in front of the defaced signage at the Legislative Council building on July 1. Photo: Bloomberg
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Bernard Chan

Bernard Chan

Bernard Charnwut Chan, born in 1965, is a Hong Kong politician and businessman. He is the grandson of Chin Sophonpanich, the late founder of Bangkok Bank. He is currently convenor of Hong Kong's Executive Council.