Paul Chan: Navigating change in Hong Kong's role

Hong Kong calls itself Asia's World City but appears to be heading towards "Another Chinese City", with worries that integration into the regional Greater Bay Area will erode the city's huge financial reserves.

As the third year of his tenure as Hong Kong’s financial secretary stretches out in front of him, Paul Chan Man-po will hope to see out the remainder of this one without putting his fiscal foot in his mouth.

Despite coming in fifth this year in our assessment of finance ministers around the region, it's not been a faultless performance.

Since being appointed finance chief in January 2017, the 63-year-old former president of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants has been plagued by a series of very public scandals from libel accusations to allegations of dodgy land deals not directly linked to his work as...

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