February 4, 2015

No comment: Despite his Hong Kong roots, Key British official gets no respect

Hugo Swire, Great Britain's Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, had just spent three days in Beijing meeting with his Chinese counterparts, several being Hong Kong's overlords. He then travelled to Hong Kong, which had been ruled by the British for more than 150 years until it was handed over to Chinese rule in 1997.

Hugo Swire, Britain's envoy, sought answers but couldn't get the time of day in Hong Kong. Cathal McNaughton
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