A flash mob protest at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Hung Hom on October 30. Protesters’ five demands are a cry from the heart for clarity over what happens after 2047. Photo: Sam Tsang
Mike Rowse
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Mike Rowse

Beijing should clarify what happens to Hong Kong after 2047, to ease the fear and uncertainty

  • A simple statement that Hong Kong’s way of life can continue indefinitely after 2047 until otherwise agreed would sets minds at ease in Hong Kong and aid Beijing’s case for reunification with Taiwan

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A flash mob protest at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Hung Hom on October 30. Protesters’ five demands are a cry from the heart for clarity over what happens after 2047. 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.