New head of Hong Kong’s Law Society vows to ‘listen to different views’, plays down work for pro-establishment think tank

The newly elected president of Hong Kong’s Law Society has pledged to listen to a diversity of viewpoints in his capacity as leader, while urging people not to judge him by his work with a pro-establishment think tank.Chan Chak-ming – formerly a vice-president of the 114-year-old regulatory body for solicitors – took the helm last week, just days after a separate election for seats on the society’s governing council that saw five candidates who pointedly eschewed politics prevail in a landslide…