Alan Scott was Hong Kong’s transport secretary from 1982 to 1985. Last week, Scott defended his attempt more than three decades ago to implement an electronic road pricing scheme.

‘Taxi riots’ and angry notes to London: how former Hong Kong transport boss Alan Scott drove head-on into controversy

  • A two-day taxi strike shut down the city in 1984 after he unveiled a plan to drastically increase the vehicle tax
  • As governor of the Cayman Islands, he criticised the UK government
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Alan Scott was Hong Kong’s transport secretary from 1982 to 1985. Last week, Scott defended his attempt more than three decades ago to implement an electronic road pricing scheme.
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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).