Luo Huining, the new director of Beijing’s liaison office in Hong Kong, is an accomplished politician who has successfully tackled problems regarded by many as intractable. Photo: May Tse
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Inside Out by David Dodwell

How Beijing’s new man in Hong Kong can avoid Chris Patten’s fatal miscalculations

  • Like Patten, Beijing’s Luo Huining is an odd choice for Hong Kong, a political heavyweight after a succession of technocrats. Let’s hope Luo resists the temptation to rapidly acquire firm views, acts more transparently than his predecessors and builds some trust

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Luo Huining, the new director of Beijing’s liaison office in Hong Kong, is an accomplished politician who has successfully tackled problems regarded by many as intractable. Photo: May Tse
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David Dodwell

David Dodwell

David Dodwell is the executive director of the Hong Kong-APEC Trade Policy Study Group, a trade policy think tank.