Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor answers questions on her policy address at the Legislative Council on November 26. Photo: Felix Wong Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor answers questions on her policy address at the Legislative Council on November 26. Photo: Felix Wong
Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor answers questions on her policy address at the Legislative Council on November 26. Photo: Felix Wong
Mike Rowse
Opinion

Opinion

Mike Rowse

Once again, political reform is left out of Carrie Lam’s policy address

  • The plans announced on housing and boosting financial services and tourism are welcome, but the address has several serious omissions
  • A major missed opportunity was one that has haunted Hong Kong – the lack of a plan to move the city towards the promised goal of universal suffrage

Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor answers questions on her policy address at the Legislative Council on November 26. Photo: Felix Wong Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor answers questions on her policy address at the Legislative Council on November 26. Photo: Felix Wong
Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor answers questions on her policy address at the Legislative Council on November 26. Photo: Felix Wong
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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.