‘I’m not confident that politics can be so neatly divorced from economics in how this city runs,’ US Consul General Kurt Tong said this week. Photo: Edward Wong

Beijing blasts ‘distortion and defamation’ after US Consul Kurt Tong questions Hong Kong’s autonomy

  • Top US diplomat in Hong Kong says Beijing is ‘intimately’ involved in the city’s decision-making
  • Foreign Ministry Office tells Tong to stop interfering in internal affairs of Hong Kong and China
Topic |   Hong Kong localism and independence

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‘I’m not confident that politics can be so neatly divorced from economics in how this city runs,’ US Consul General Kurt Tong said this week. Photo: Edward Wong
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Phila Siu

Phila Siu

Phila Siu, also known as Bobby, has been a journalist since 2009. He has reported on human rights, security, politics, and society in Hong Kong, mainland China and Southeast Asia. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Hong Kong Baptist University and a human rights law master's degree from the University of Hong Kong.

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).