My Take by Alex Lo
Why China lacks ‘discourse power’
- Beijing is right to fret about its lack of ‘huayuquan’, but unless it masters the art of public relations and shaping public opinion, the essential skill set of successful Western politicians, they will always find it hard to compete in the international arena
Alex Lo has been a Post columnist since 2012, covering major issues affecting Hong Kong and the rest of China. A journalist for 25 years, he has worked for various publications in Hong Kong and Toronto as a news reporter and editor. He has also lectured in journalism at the University of Hong Kong.