Li Ka-shing has hit back at a “regrettable misinterpretation” of his remarks. Photo: Nora Tam

Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing hits back at ‘unwarranted’ accusations he condones crime and caused city’s housing crisis

  • Li had urged those in power to ‘provide a way out’ for the young people involved in protests, describing them as the ‘masters of our future’
  • Tycoon says it is regrettable his remarks were misinterpreted after pro-Beijing commentary attacked him for showing leniency
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Li Ka-shing has hit back at a “regrettable misinterpretation” of his remarks. Photo: Nora Tam
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Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing asked the city government to be lenient towards the young people involved in the protests. Photo: Felix Wong

Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing’s appeal for leniency for protesters gets cool reception from Chinese media

  • If billionaire wants to help young people he should build more low-cost housing in the city, official says
  • Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said earlier that city’s government ‘will not endorse or condone any act that goes against the rule of law’
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing asked the city government to be lenient towards the young people involved in the protests. Photo: Felix Wong
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