Ronnie Chan says Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has made efforts to tackle the city’s land and poverty problems, but the job requires more. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Property developer Ronnie Chan says Hong Kong needs a ‘strong, political leader’ to handle protest crisis and putting civil servants in charge is ‘the most ridiculous’ idea

  • Chan also blames British colonial government and Hongkongers’ lack of a sense of national identity in an interview with a mainland Chinese platform
  • He says Hongkongers do not identify themselves as Chinese and look down on mainlanders
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Ronnie Chan says Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has made efforts to tackle the city’s land and poverty problems, but the job requires more. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
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With two of Hong Kong’s four biggest landowners giving up some of their land holdings toward public housing, has the city reached a turning point? Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen

Can Hong Kong break the stranglehold of the city’s biggest developers on land reserves?

  • In a new series delving beyond the social unrest in Hong Kong to survey the city’s deep-rooted problems, the Post is focusing on the role of housing in causing great disaffection in society
  • In this fourth instalment, we examine how sprawling family-run conglomerates have benefited from restricted land supply, and how that might be on the verge of change
Topic |   Hong Kong housing

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With two of Hong Kong’s four biggest landowners giving up some of their land holdings toward public housing, has the city reached a turning point? Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen
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