Celine Chin confirms that there was a practice of dropping the word ‘national’. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Dropping word ‘national has been official practice for years, serving and former Hong Kong officials confirm

Controversy erupted after government department dropped reference in a biography about an artist who studied at Taipei National University of the Arts

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Celine Chin confirms that there was a practice of dropping the word ‘national’. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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Tony Cheung

Tony Cheung

Tony Cheung became a political journalist in 2007. He joined the Post in 2012 and now leads the Hong Kong-mainland relations team on the Hong Kong desk. Tony also writes about the economy, and reports from mainland China, the United States, Germany and Britain.