Former US consul general to Hong Kong Kurt Tong says Beijing should ‘dial it back a little in terms of how it approaches’ the city’s affairs. Photo: Tory Ho

Former US envoy Kurt Tong says Beijing should ‘dial back’ its Hong Kong approach amid unrest

  • Recently retired diplomat calls on Chinese government to ‘re-establish a little more distance between the rest of China and Hong Kong’
  • Tong also suggests that China hawks’ growing influence in Washington has led to an exaggeration of concerns about Hong Kong among some in the US
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law

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Former US consul general to Hong Kong Kurt Tong says Beijing should ‘dial it back a little in terms of how it approaches’ the city’s affairs. Photo: Tory Ho
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Kurt Tong (left), the US consul general to Hong Kong and Macau, and Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung on Tuesday in Aberdeen. Photo: Tory Ho

US Consul General Kurt Tong expresses concerns and assurances in farewell Hong Kong address

  • In his last public speech, diplomat calls violence of recent protests ‘regrettable’
  • Tong says he found Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s apology to be ‘very sincere’
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law

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Kurt Tong (left), the US consul general to Hong Kong and Macau, and Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung on Tuesday in Aberdeen. Photo: Tory Ho
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