Original article by Michael Smith
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 1 & 13 : 17-Sep-19
Hong Kong businessman and politician Bernard Chan believes it can end the unrest in the former UK colony without the need for Chinese military intervention. Chan, who is on the board of Cathay Pacific and who is president of Asia Financial Holdings and Asia Insurance, says no one wants to see such intervention, including Beijing itself. Chan believes the unrest is more about the Hong Kong government’s failure to address economic and social challenges than concern about Chinese political interference, and he hopes Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s upcoming annual policy address, which she will give in October, will act as a ‘circuitbreaker’ for the unrest.
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