A Hong Kong protester wearing a US flag over his face attends a rally on December 1 to celebrate the enactment of the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act in the US. Photo: Reuters
Bernard Chan
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Bernard Chan

Hong Kong democrats must not make city a pawn in the US-China power struggle

  • Washington’s new measures on Hong Kong are largely symbolic, but could backfire on us if seized upon by local activists as a way to put pressure on Beijing and the Hong Kong government. Backing US moves to provoke China is dangerous play

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A Hong Kong protester wearing a US flag over his face attends a rally on December 1 to celebrate the enactment of the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act in the US. Photo: Reuters
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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.