Taiwan’s president, Tsai Ing-wen, has said repeatedly the island would not accept the “one country, two systems” model proposed by China. Photo: EPA-EFE
Mike Rowse
Opinion

Opinion

Mike Rowse

Now more than ever, Hong Kong holds the key to China’s unification with Taiwan

  • Taiwanese regard the massive protests against the extradition bill as yet another sign ‘one country, two systems’ is failing. Hong Kong must show that democratic development is possible if Beijing wants Taiwan back in its fold

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Taiwan’s president, Tsai Ing-wen, has said repeatedly the island would not accept the “one country, two systems” model proposed by China. Photo: EPA-EFE
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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.