Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam and her ministers, including (from left) Secretary for Labour and Welfare Law Chi-kwong, Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung, Secretary for Home Affairs Lau Kong-wah and Secretary for Innovation and Technology Nicholas Yang, attend a Lunar New Year reception on February 23. Photo: Sam Tsang Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam and her ministers, including (from left) Secretary for Labour and Welfare Law Chi-kwong, Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung, Secretary for Home Affairs Lau Kong-wah and Secretary for Innovation and Technology Nicholas Yang, attend a Lunar New Year reception on February 23. Photo: Sam Tsang
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam and her ministers, including (from left) Secretary for Labour and Welfare Law Chi-kwong, Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung, Secretary for Home Affairs Lau Kong-wah and Secretary for Innovation and Technology Nicholas Yang, attend a Lunar New Year reception on February 23. Photo: Sam Tsang
Mike Rowse
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Mike Rowse

One own goal, a bad year for Teresa Cheng, and misses all round: here’s how the Hong Kong government did in 2018

  • Mike Rowse says the administration’s mishandling of the National Party affair, which led to the denial of a visa for a journalist, was notable among its misses
  • Teresa Cheng, who began the year hit by a scandal over unauthorised building works, is now snagged in another over the CY Leung UGL investigation

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam and her ministers, including (from left) Secretary for Labour and Welfare Law Chi-kwong, Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung, Secretary for Home Affairs Lau Kong-wah and Secretary for Innovation and Technology Nicholas Yang, attend a Lunar New Year reception on February 23. Photo: Sam Tsang Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam and her ministers, including (from left) Secretary for Labour and Welfare Law Chi-kwong, Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung, Secretary for Home Affairs Lau Kong-wah and Secretary for Innovation and Technology Nicholas Yang, attend a Lunar New Year reception on February 23. Photo: Sam Tsang
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam and her ministers, including (from left) Secretary for Labour and Welfare Law Chi-kwong, Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung, Secretary for Home Affairs Lau Kong-wah and Secretary for Innovation and Technology Nicholas Yang, attend a Lunar New Year reception on February 23. Photo: Sam Tsang
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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.