Qi Pengfei, director of Renmin University's research centre on Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, Vice-chairman of the Chinese Association of Hong Kong and Macau Studies. 02MAR16 SCMP/ Gary Cheung

‘Beijing will not tighten Hong Kong policy just because radical localist did well in by-election’

Mainland expert says most people who supported Edward Leung were simply casting protest votes and do not support independence for the city

Topic |   New Territories East By-Election

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Qi Pengfei, director of Renmin University's research centre on Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, Vice-chairman of the Chinese Association of Hong Kong and Macau Studies. 02MAR16 SCMP/ Gary Cheung
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Gary Cheung

Gary Cheung

Gary Cheung joined the Post in 2000, covering fields ranging from politics and the integration between Hong Kong and China. He became assistant editor-in-chief of Ming Pao in 2017 and returned to the Post the following year. He is author of Hong Kong’s Watershed: The 1967 riots (Hong Kong University Press, 2009).