Suspected triad members attack anti-government protesters in North Point on August 5. Photo: Sam Tsang Suspected triad members attack anti-government protesters in North Point on August 5. Photo: Sam Tsang
Suspected triad members attack anti-government protesters in North Point on August 5. Photo: Sam Tsang
Justin Bong-Kwan
Opinion

Opinion

Justin Bong-Kwan

Dangerous resource for hire? Hong Kong’s triads have a long history of political involvement

  • The violent attacks in Yuen Long are a reminder that while Hong Kong’s triads are today known to be business savvy, their special place in society makes them uniquely dangerous

Suspected triad members attack anti-government protesters in North Point on August 5. Photo: Sam Tsang Suspected triad members attack anti-government protesters in North Point on August 5. Photo: Sam Tsang
Suspected triad members attack anti-government protesters in North Point on August 5. Photo: Sam Tsang
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Justin Bong-Kwan

Justin Bong-Kwan

Justin Bong-Kwan is a practising barrister based in Hong Kong and a freelance writer.