Seen & Heard October 7: Joshua Wong, Graf Lambsdorff, Paul Tse

A force is behind the race for LegCo presidency and the detention of Joshua Wong in Thailand.

(Photo: RTHK)


“Actually I feel lucky that I can still come back to Hong Kong.”

– Joshua Wong Chi-fung (黃之鋒) recalling his detention in Thailand at the Hong Kong International Airport.


German Style

“What a difference democracy makes. Our current government enjoys an 80 percent majority in parliament. I know – now you are starting to compare this to the newly elected LegCo.”

– German Consul General Graf Lambsdorff on German versus Hong Kong democracy.


May the force not be with you

“There is a force behind controlling everything.”

– Paul Tse Wai-chun (謝偉俊) on the race for LegCo presidency.

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.