Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam is flanked by her leading government officials when meeting the media to talk about the extradition bill protests at the government’s headquarters at Tamar, Admiralty, on July 21, 2019. Photo: Robert Ng Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam is flanked by her leading government officials when meeting the media to talk about the extradition bill protests at the government’s headquarters at Tamar, Admiralty, on July 21, 2019. Photo: Robert Ng
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam is flanked by her leading government officials when meeting the media to talk about the extradition bill protests at the government’s headquarters at Tamar, Admiralty, on July 21, 2019. Photo: Robert Ng
Mike Rowse
Opinion

Opinion

Mike Rowse

When Hong Kong’s three worst-performing ministers have survived, accountability is dead and buried

  • Secretary for Security John Lee and Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng should have borne more responsibility for the extradition bill saga, while Secretary for Transport and Housing Frank Chan Fan has distinguished himself by his lack of achievement

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam is flanked by her leading government officials when meeting the media to talk about the extradition bill protests at the government’s headquarters at Tamar, Admiralty, on July 21, 2019. Photo: Robert Ng Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam is flanked by her leading government officials when meeting the media to talk about the extradition bill protests at the government’s headquarters at Tamar, Admiralty, on July 21, 2019. Photo: Robert Ng
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam is flanked by her leading government officials when meeting the media to talk about the extradition bill protests at the government’s headquarters at Tamar, Admiralty, on July 21, 2019. Photo: Robert Ng
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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.