British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Sir Chung Sze-yuen in Central, Hong Kong. Photo: P Y TANG

‘Godfather of Hong Kong politics’ Chung Sze-yuen once described by top British adviser as ‘not reliable’

  • Archives show aide to Margaret Thatcher was wary of Exco member and blamed him for near disasters in handover negotiations with China
  • Chung’s supporters however say he was Hong Kong’s champion and bowed to neither London nor Beijing
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British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Sir Chung Sze-yuen in Central, Hong Kong. Photo: P Y TANG
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