From the left, New Territories secretary David Akers-Jones, British secretary of state for foreign and Commonwealth affairs Lord Carrington, Donald Liao Poon-huai, director of housing, and governor Sir Murray MacLehose admire a housing model during their visit to the Wo Che Estate in Sha Tin, in June 1979. Photo: C.Y. Yu
Robin Hibberd
Opinion

Opinion

Robin Hibberd

After the 1967 summer of discontent, Murray MacLehose led the crusade for a happy and prosperous Hong Kong. Where is that spirit today?

  • Housing, education, medical care and social welfare: the issues addressed by the governor in the wake of the 1967 unrest are again front and centre in Hong Kong’s latest summer of discontent. Will the government take a leaf out of MacLehose’s book?

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From the left, New Territories secretary David Akers-Jones, British secretary of state for foreign and Commonwealth affairs Lord Carrington, Donald Liao Poon-huai, director of housing, and governor Sir Murray MacLehose admire a housing model during their visit to the Wo Che Estate in Sha Tin, in June 1979. Photo: C.Y. Yu
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A marriage of convenience between Beijing and Hong Kong’s property tycoons may be seeing the end of its honeymoon. Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen

Scapegoats or scoundrels? Why ties between Beijing and Hong Kong’s property tycoons are unravelling amid protest crisis

  • In a new series delving beyond the social unrest in Hong Kong to survey the city’s deep-rooted problems, the Post is focusing on the role of housing in causing great disaffection in society
  • In this second instalment, we examine the close ties between the city’s property tycoons and Beijing, and how a recalibration might be due
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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A marriage of convenience between Beijing and Hong Kong’s property tycoons may be seeing the end of its honeymoon. Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen
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