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The John Humphrys of Hong Kong has fled, complaining of intimidation. Those left behind are pushing against Beijing's block on democracy

By Jonathan Fenby   August 2004

As Hong Kong navigates the choppiest political waters it has seen since returning to Chinese sovereignty seven years ago, one familiar voice is missing.

For the past ten years, Albert Cheng King-hon has been a weathervane for the territory as host of a popular three-hour morning radio show, Teacup in a Storm. An acerbic critic of the unpopular post-handover government headed by chief executive Tung Chee-hwa, Cheng is a strong supporter of democratisation, and opposed recent moves by Beijing to slow down the process of giving the people of Hong Kong a greater say in their own affairs.

He also…

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