Protesters calling for electoral reforms in Hong Kong gather for a rally on January 19. Hong Kong has, for the past seven months, been embroiled in protests sparked by opposition to an extradition bill. Photo: AP Protesters calling for electoral reforms in Hong Kong gather for a rally on January 19. Hong Kong has, for the past seven months, been embroiled in protests sparked by opposition to an extradition bill. Photo: AP
Protesters calling for electoral reforms in Hong Kong gather for a rally on January 19. Hong Kong has, for the past seven months, been embroiled in protests sparked by opposition to an extradition bill. Photo: AP
Ronny Tong
Opinion

Opinion

Ronny Tong

Partial truths in US commission report on Hong Kong protests show propaganda at its most harmful

  • Through its filter of political bias, the US government agency draws dire conclusions about Hong Kong’s rule of law and alleges police brutality without evidence
  • Its accusation of a Chinese propaganda and disinformation campaign is hypocritical at best

Protesters calling for electoral reforms in Hong Kong gather for a rally on January 19. Hong Kong has, for the past seven months, been embroiled in protests sparked by opposition to an extradition bill. Photo: AP Protesters calling for electoral reforms in Hong Kong gather for a rally on January 19. Hong Kong has, for the past seven months, been embroiled in protests sparked by opposition to an extradition bill. Photo: AP
Protesters calling for electoral reforms in Hong Kong gather for a rally on January 19. Hong Kong has, for the past seven months, been embroiled in protests sparked by opposition to an extradition bill. Photo: AP
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Ronny Tong

Ronny Tong

Ronny Tong, SC, was chairman of the Hong Kong Bar Association from 1999 to 2001, and was first elected a member of the Legislative Council in 2004. He was re-elected to serve a third term in 2012, but resigned in September 2015. He is currently a member of the Executive Council and convenor of the Path of Democracy think tank. His three major areas of concern are constitutional development, fair competition and the alleviation of poverty.