Hong Kong's diplomats
  • Andrew Heyn says relations between British and local officials have been ‘more difficult’ recently, especially in wake of the new law
  • ‘I personally feel it is not the Hong Kong that people know and love,’ Heyn says in parting remarks

A lawmaker says he was told by an employee of Beijing’s liaison office not to meet any officials from Australia, Britain, Canada, New Zealand, the US, and European countries.


Health crisis has been a ‘catalyst for existing trends, accelerating … the deterioration of Hong Kong’s autonomy’, US academic says on Beijing’s plans for a national security law for the city.


Mainland officials are expected to show selfless dedication to the job, and for junior staff in particular that means family separation and long hours in an often-hostile environment. So it’s no wonder they may have negative views of the city and its policies.


US Consul General Kurt Tong reaffirms ‘very good relationship’ between Washington and Hong Kong government, after Andy Chan argued there was no longer sufficient basis to maintain differential treatment for city.

Lands Department reveals that America first approached city’s government about purchasing leasehold for site six months before China took possession of Hong Kong.

Consul General Eric Berti will return to Paris at the end of August, with French Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman Alexandre Giorgini tipped to succeed him.

Outgoing French consul general Eric Berti says freedom of speech comes with its limits, according to country, and ‘autonomy does not mean independence’.

"You can walk around Hong Kong Island and never leave a street that isn't named after an Irish person," Peter Ryan said, listing Hennessy, O'Brien, Pottinger and Kennedy. 

"In 2001, sadly, many Hong Kong people committed suicide because of the plummeted prices of apartments," Kim Kwang-dong, South Korea's consul general in Hong Kong, said.

Doctors from South Korea have been eyeing the Hong Kong market to expand the country's love of plastic surgery to elsewhere in Asia, according to the consul general for Hong Kong and Macau.