Daniel Roche, who helped found the Society for Community Organisation, reminisces about his time in Hong Kong. Photo: Edward Wong

Social activist kicked out of Hong Kong finally returns to city after 46 years, and says ‘need to speak truth to power’ is as great as ever

  • Daniel Roche helped form Society for Community Organisation, and worked helping resettle poor left homeless by reclamation and storms
  • But giving voice to these groups drew ire of colonial government
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Daniel Roche, who helped found the Society for Community Organisation, reminisces about his time in Hong Kong. Photo: Edward Wong
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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).