Over the past decade, Hong Kong has seen numerous former political figures, media commentators, ex-government administrators, senior legal figures and others undergo abrupt 180-degree turns. Photo: Shutterstock Over the past decade, Hong Kong has seen numerous former political figures, media commentators, ex-government administrators, senior legal figures and others undergo abrupt 180-degree turns. Photo: Shutterstock
Over the past decade, Hong Kong has seen numerous former political figures, media commentators, ex-government administrators, senior legal figures and others undergo abrupt 180-degree turns. Photo: Shutterstock
Jason Wordie
Opinion

Opinion

Then & Now by Jason Wordie

Shills, sycophants and blackmail: the making of Hong Kong’s political chorus

The global communist playbook has long catalogued an individual’s personal peccadilloes to be used as future leverage, perhaps explaining why some make abrupt turns from previously held positions

Over the past decade, Hong Kong has seen numerous former political figures, media commentators, ex-government administrators, senior legal figures and others undergo abrupt 180-degree turns. Photo: Shutterstock Over the past decade, Hong Kong has seen numerous former political figures, media commentators, ex-government administrators, senior legal figures and others undergo abrupt 180-degree turns. Photo: Shutterstock
Over the past decade, Hong Kong has seen numerous former political figures, media commentators, ex-government administrators, senior legal figures and others undergo abrupt 180-degree turns. Photo: Shutterstock
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