Kurt Tong, shown in May at the Legislative Council complex, had recently expressed his concern about the impact on Hong Kong’s “political fabric” of proposed amendments to the city’s extradition laws. Photo: Sam Tsang

US calls off speech by former Hong Kong envoy amid fear of derailing trade talks

  • Kurt Tong retired as Washington’s envoy to Hong Kong and Macau last week
  • He was to deliver a keynote speech at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies on Hong Kong’s relationship with China
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition bill

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Kurt Tong, shown in May at the Legislative Council complex, had recently expressed his concern about the impact on Hong Kong’s “political fabric” of proposed amendments to the city’s extradition laws. Photo: Sam Tsang
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Owen Churchill

Owen Churchill

Owen joined the Post as US correspondent in 2018 after several years working as a reporter and editor in China. He covers US-China relations, trade, and wider issues concerning China's global presence. A co-founder of the Shanghai-based news outlet Sixth Tone, he is an alumnus of London's School of Oriental and African Studies and Fudan University in Shanghai.