Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, then acting chief executive, meets the press before an Executive Council meeting at the government headquarters in Tamar, Admiralty, on October 22. Photo: May Tse
Viswa Nathan
Opinion

Opinion

Viswa Nathan

As Hong Kong’s protests rage on, Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung has become an inadvertent voice of reason

  • While Hong Kong’s second most senior official sparked ridicule when he said he could not point to the exact source of public anger in the absence of a public-opinion poll, such a survey is urgently needed

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Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, then acting chief executive, meets the press before an Executive Council meeting at the government headquarters in Tamar, Admiralty, on October 22. Photo: May Tse
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Protesters set tollbooths at the Cross-Harbour Tunnel on fire. Photo: Felix Wong

Worsening levels of violence in Hong Kong protests has supporters questioning radical actions – but government still blamed for trouble

  • Tolerance of neutrals is disappearing while government supporters find the situation increasingly unacceptable
  • Protesters have escalated their actions, blocking thoroughfares across the city, disrupting train services and engaging in intense clashes with police
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Protesters set tollbooths at the Cross-Harbour Tunnel on fire. Photo: Felix Wong
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