Paul Chan said Hong Kong retail sales recorded their biggest ever year-on-year drop in August. Photo: Winson Wong

Hong Kong finance chief Paul Chan warns of full-year negative growth as anti-government protests batter economy

  • As city enters technical recession, minister calls on residents to set aside differences
  • Chan makes reference to popular protest slogan ‘If we burn, you burn with us’
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Paul Chan said Hong Kong retail sales recorded their biggest ever year-on-year drop in August. Photo: Winson Wong
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Tony Cheung

Tony Cheung

Tony Cheung became a political journalist in 2007. He joined the Post in 2012 and now leads the Hong Kong-mainland relations team on the Hong Kong desk. Tony also writes about the economy, and reports from mainland China, the United States, Germany and Britain.