SCMP: Beacons for a lost generation: book profiles 59 inspiring Hongkongers

by Media and Press |


By Kate Whitehead

Author tells personal stories of Hongkongers from worlds of politics, business and sport who agree to serve as mentors for young people, many of whom she finds to be hopeless, scared and worried

Delphine Barets came to Hong Kong in October with just one local contact in her address book and a mission – to find the inspiring people of Hong Kong. Six months on and she has met more than 200 people and interviewed 59.

“It has been very hard to stop, there are so many inspiring people in Hong Kong,” says Barets, who is putting together Those Who Inspire: Hong Kong, the fourth in a series of books about the personal stories of role models for the young.

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