Markus Shaw

Markus Shaw

Markus Shaw is a businessman and life-long citizen of Hong Kong. He is very active in the areas of nature conservation and better urban design. Previously chair of WWF Hong Kong, he now chairs Walk DV

RC, an NGO formed to promote pedestrianisation in Hong Kong, specifically on Des Voeux Road Central.

Protests returned to Hong Kong streets because Beijing broke its promises
The expression “Hong Kong people ruling Hong Kong,” which is still referred to in official documents as one of the principles underpinning the Basic Law, has almost completely fallen out of usage. Concurrently, one often hears from sources that the central government just wishes Hong Kong would get on with solving its own problems. Really? Far from wanting Hong Kong to solve its own problems, let alone allowing Hong Kong people to rule Hong Kong, the central government seems to wish to interfere in all aspects of Hong Kong’s life and governance. It handpicks our chief executive; it determines who can or cannot serve on the Executive Council; it must approve all ministerial and senior civil