The man in charge of the Hong Kong economy says the government may need to revise its GDP growth estimates with the protests and US-China trade tensions having a negative impact. Photo: Roy Issa

As Hong Kong protests rage, finance chief Paul Chan warns of further forecast downgrade for city’s economic growth

  • A cut in predicted GDP growth may be ‘unavoidable’, says Financial Secretary Paul Chan, as falling consumer spending could lead to unemployment surge
  • Economy taking a battering from violent protests and US-China trade war, with Chan reporting waning confidence from investors abroad
Topic |   Hong Kong economy

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The man in charge of the Hong Kong economy says the government may need to revise its GDP growth estimates with the protests and US-China trade tensions having a negative impact. Photo: Roy Issa
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Hong Kong’s civil servants who support the protesters have come under fire in a harsh commentary by state newspaper People’s Daily. Photo: Sam Tsang

Hong Kong civil servants who support protests will perish with rioters, People’s Daily warns

  • Chinese state media tells government employees their careers are at stake as Beijing flags intervention in senior appointments
  • ‘How can they continue with this misconduct while still enjoying high pay?’ asks commentary
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Hong Kong’s civil servants who support the protesters have come under fire in a harsh commentary by state newspaper People’s Daily. Photo: Sam Tsang
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