Students from The Open University of Hong Kong perform a drama on campus on September 25, 2012 during their class strike against national education. Photo: SCMP/ Nora Tam Students from The Open University of Hong Kong perform a drama on campus on September 25, 2012 during their class strike against national education. Photo: SCMP/ Nora Tam
Students from The Open University of Hong Kong perform a drama on campus on September 25, 2012 during their class strike against national education. Photo: SCMP/ Nora Tam
Mike Rowse
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Poor gauge of public mood to blame for national education retreat

Mike Rowse pins down the lesson to learn in national education debacle

Students from The Open University of Hong Kong perform a drama on campus on September 25, 2012 during their class strike against national education. Photo: SCMP/ Nora Tam Students from The Open University of Hong Kong perform a drama on campus on September 25, 2012 during their class strike against national education. Photo: SCMP/ Nora Tam
Students from The Open University of Hong Kong perform a drama on campus on September 25, 2012 during their class strike against national education. Photo: SCMP/ Nora Tam
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Mike Rowse

Mike Rowse

Mike Rowse has lived in Hong Kong since 1972, and is a naturalised Chinese citizen. He spent six years in the ICAC from 1974 to 1980, then 28 years in the government as an administrative officer until retirement in December 2008. He is now the search director for Stanton Chase International, and also hosts a radio talk show and writes regularly for both English and Chinese media.