David Akers-Jones, with a copy of the Basic Law, at his home in Tsing Lung Tau, in 2000. Photo: Antony Dickson
Jason Wordie
Opinion

Opinion

Then & Now by Jason Wordie

David Akers-Jones, former Hong Kong chief secretary, was not your garden variety civil servant

  • The devoted public servant – and talented painter – died recently at the age of 92 after a long and active retirement
  • His genuine friendships with Chinese once caused Hong Kong governor Sir David Trench to exclaim, ‘Whose side are you f***ing on?’
David Akers-Jones, with a copy of the Basic Law, at his home in Tsing Lung Tau, in 2000. Photo: Antony Dickson
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