Members of the Democratic Party meet the press at the Legislative Council Complex on August 20. Photo: May Tse Members of the Democratic Party meet the press at the Legislative Council Complex on August 20. Photo: May Tse
Members of the Democratic Party meet the press at the Legislative Council Complex on August 20. Photo: May Tse
Mike Rowse
Opinion

Opinion

Mike Rowse

Is the opposition in Hong Kong clever enough to focus on winnable political battles with Beijing?

  • Politics, like nature, abhors a vacuum. If no meaningful initiatives are being put forward, someone else is likely to step in, as happened with Beijing and the national security law
  • This is all the more reason for the pan-dems to float ideas for Article 23 legislation and an extradition law revamp first

Members of the Democratic Party meet the press at the Legislative Council Complex on August 20. Photo: May Tse Members of the Democratic Party meet the press at the Legislative Council Complex on August 20. Photo: May Tse
Members of the Democratic Party meet the press at the Legislative Council Complex on August 20. Photo: May Tse
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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.