Then Chinese vice-premier Qian Qichen speaks during a conference on China-US relations in 2003 at the Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. Qian died on May 9 aged 89. Photo: AP

What Qian Qichen and Deng Xiaoping could teach today’s Chinese leaders

Alice Wu says Zhang Dejiang’s veiled scolding of Hong Kong while in Macau was unseemly. In a week that also saw the death of China’s diplomat par excellence, Qian Qichen, the contrast could not be more stark

Topic |   Hong Kong localism and independence

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Then Chinese vice-premier Qian Qichen speaks during a conference on China-US relations in 2003 at the Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. Qian died on May 9 aged 89. Photo: AP
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