- Former Hong Kong Leader Tung Chee-Hwa Accuses the United States and Taiwan of Orchestrating ‘Well-Organised’ Recent Protests
by Tony Cheung, https://www.scmp.com/, 31 July 2019
* City’s first chief executive reiterates support for Hong Kong police and says there can be no compromise with those who challenge Beijing
* ‘We have reasons to believe there were masterminds behind the storm,’ he adds
Former Hong Kong leader Tung Chee-hwa has accused the United States and Taiwan of orchestrating the “well-organised” recent protests against the Hong Kong government.Tung, vice-chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, also warned on Wednesday that there could be no compromise with those who challenge Beijing’s sovereignty and damage the city’s stability.
He said he remained firmly behind the Hong Kong police and Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor. He called on Lam’s government to listen to public opinion and solve long-standing problems such as housing, health care, education and pensions.
“Some young people have vented their anxiety and helplessness through street politics. Yet, with Beijing’s backing and various sectors’ support behind the government, we are capable of breaking the social deadlock,” he said.