A view of Hong Kong commercial and residential buildings from Victoria Peak. A Legislative Council less constrained by real-estate vested interests, for example, will better serve Hong Kong residents. Photo: Sun Yeung A view of Hong Kong commercial and residential buildings from Victoria Peak. A Legislative Council less constrained by real-estate vested interests, for example, will better serve Hong Kong residents. Photo: Sun Yeung
A view of Hong Kong commercial and residential buildings from Victoria Peak. A Legislative Council less constrained by real-estate vested interests, for example, will better serve Hong Kong residents. Photo: Sun Yeung
Bernard Chan
Opinion

Opinion

Bernard Chan

Hong Kong electoral reform a timely cure for Legislative Council paralysis

  • Taxpayers should welcome the revamp, which will broaden representation in a legislature previously dominated by special interest groups representing their industry or district. The upgrade should result in more efficient decision-making in the government

A view of Hong Kong commercial and residential buildings from Victoria Peak. A Legislative Council less constrained by real-estate vested interests, for example, will better serve Hong Kong residents. Photo: Sun Yeung A view of Hong Kong commercial and residential buildings from Victoria Peak. A Legislative Council less constrained by real-estate vested interests, for example, will better serve Hong Kong residents. Photo: Sun Yeung
A view of Hong Kong commercial and residential buildings from Victoria Peak. A Legislative Council less constrained by real-estate vested interests, for example, will better serve Hong Kong residents. Photo: Sun Yeung
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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.