A van with a billboard of Julian Assange on the side arrives at the Old Bailey court in London on September 21, 2020. Photo: AP A van with a billboard of Julian Assange on the side arrives at the Old Bailey court in London on September 21, 2020. Photo: AP
A van with a billboard of Julian Assange on the side arrives at the Old Bailey court in London on September 21, 2020. Photo: AP
Mike Rowse
Opinion

Opinion

Mike Rowse

Mainland legal system needs to improve, but Western critics of China aren’t helping

  • The Julian Assange and Meng Wanzhou cases together involve the US, Canada, Britain and Australia, four countries which happen to be members of the ‘Five Eyes’ anti-China, Huawei-sceptical alliance

A van with a billboard of Julian Assange on the side arrives at the Old Bailey court in London on September 21, 2020. Photo: AP A van with a billboard of Julian Assange on the side arrives at the Old Bailey court in London on September 21, 2020. Photo: AP
A van with a billboard of Julian Assange on the side arrives at the Old Bailey court in London on September 21, 2020. Photo: AP
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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.