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Hong Kong's ailing public service in need of a moral cure

It suffers from an illness of mistaking public and civil service as a badge of immunity against ethical and criminal wrongdoing

Supporters of the seven police officers, who were found guilty on February 14 of assaulting activist Ken Tsang during the 2014 pro-democracy protests, march along a road during a rally in Hong Kong on Feb 18, 2017.

Hong Kong

AN illness appears to have taken root in Hong Kong's public and civil service, and the last two weeks have been particularly revealing of this malaise.

First, there were letters pouring in from political heavyweights pleading for leniency as Hong Kong's High Court...

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