Seen & Heard September 15: Leung Fuk-yuen, Andrew Fung, Eunice Yung, James Tien

The pro-establishment camp has made the headlines of the week.

(Photo credit: RTHK)

Unus pro omnibus, omnes pro uno

“The government, businesses, and rural groups – I can even include the ‘black’ forces – are instead cooperating. […] We are all stakeholders.”

– Leung Fuk-yuen (梁福元), Chairman of Shap Pat Heung Rural Committee, on alleged collusion in New Territories.


My honour

“Hong Kong’s legislators have every right to visit the Chinese Liaison Office under the principle of ‘One Country, Two Systems’. What’s the problem with it?”

– Andrew Fung Wai-kwong (馮煒光), Chief Executive’s Information Coordinator, on Regina Ip’s  visit to the Liaison Office, first denied and then admitted.


Swimming on horseback

“They are out of the swim.”

– Eunice Yung Hoi-yan (容海恩) on the FTU losing twice in New Territories East election.

“A beggar on horseback (小人得志).”

– …And Wong Kwok-hing (王國興) struck back,  suggesting Ms Yung was riding on her party’s coattails.




“I know – [The Liaison Office] tried to persuade me.”

James Tien Pei-chun (田北俊) of Liberal Party revealed he was asked by the Liaison Office to dissuade Ken Chow Wing-kan (周永勤) from running for election.

the author

Alex Fok is a Harbour Times journalist monitoring Hong Kong's daily political scene and diplomatic updates. He obtained his bachelor's degree in Economics, Politics and International Studies from University of Warwick and his master's degree in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is a former committee member of the Warwick-based Hong Kong Public Affairs and Social Service Society (WHKPASS) and was the chief editor of the society's magazine - PASSTIMES.