A man wipes his eyes after yet another weekend of tear gas on the streets of Hong Kong, on October 6. Photo: AP
Bernard Chan
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Bernard Chan

Beneath the Hong Kong protests, a mental-health time bomb is ticking as fear and mistrust grow

  • Hong Kong, with its high suicide rate, has long been ill-equipped to deal with its mental health issues. The unbearable pressures of the ongoing protests could make that challenge the city’s biggest yet

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A man wipes his eyes after yet another weekend of tear gas on the streets of Hong Kong, on October 6. Photo: AP
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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.