Voters stand in line outside a polling station in Lam Tin during the district council elections on November 24, 2019. Photo: Bloomberg Voters stand in line outside a polling station in Lam Tin during the district council elections on November 24, 2019. Photo: Bloomberg
Voters stand in line outside a polling station in Lam Tin during the district council elections on November 24, 2019. Photo: Bloomberg
Mike Rowse
Opinion

Opinion

Mike Rowse

Legco election: what choices do moderate Hong Kong voters have in September?

  • Broadly speaking, only non-destructive opposition politicians and a revamped DAB will appeal to moderate voters
  • The elections should go ahead in September, despite Covid-19. If other communities can do it, why not Hong Kong?

Voters stand in line outside a polling station in Lam Tin during the district council elections on November 24, 2019. Photo: Bloomberg Voters stand in line outside a polling station in Lam Tin during the district council elections on November 24, 2019. Photo: Bloomberg
Voters stand in line outside a polling station in Lam Tin during the district council elections on November 24, 2019. Photo: Bloomberg
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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.