Anti-government demonstrators protest at Victoria Park, Hong Kong, on September 18. No matter how the current mess ends, the tens of thousands of Hongkongers who hold other passports are now looking to leave the city. Photo: Reuters Anti-government demonstrators protest at Victoria Park, Hong Kong, on September 18. No matter how the current mess ends, the tens of thousands of Hongkongers who hold other passports are now looking to leave the city. Photo: Reuters
Anti-government demonstrators protest at Victoria Park, Hong Kong, on September 18. No matter how the current mess ends, the tens of thousands of Hongkongers who hold other passports are now looking to leave the city. Photo: Reuters
Albert Cheng
Opinion

Opinion

Albert Cheng

Mired in protests, Hong Kong should brace itself for a takeover by mainland Chinese interests and capital

  • The city that has already witnessed two major power transfers in the past 50 years is going through its third, as mainland companies become more influential than the local business elite. However the unrest ends, a wave of migration is expected to hit

Anti-government demonstrators protest at Victoria Park, Hong Kong, on September 18. No matter how the current mess ends, the tens of thousands of Hongkongers who hold other passports are now looking to leave the city. Photo: Reuters Anti-government demonstrators protest at Victoria Park, Hong Kong, on September 18. No matter how the current mess ends, the tens of thousands of Hongkongers who hold other passports are now looking to leave the city. Photo: Reuters
Anti-government demonstrators protest at Victoria Park, Hong Kong, on September 18. No matter how the current mess ends, the tens of thousands of Hongkongers who hold other passports are now looking to leave the city. Photo: Reuters
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Albert Cheng

Albert Cheng

Ir. Albert Cheng is the founder of Digital Broadcasting Corporation Hong Kong Limited, a current affairs commentator and columnist. He was formerly a direct elected Hong Kong SAR legislative councillor. Mr Cheng was voted by Time Magazine in 1997 as one of "the 25 most influential people in new Hong Kong" and selected by Business Week in 1998 as one of "the 50 stars of Asia".