A reference to the controversial Article 23 legislation at a National Day rally in Hong Kong on October 1, 2018. Photo: AFP A reference to the controversial Article 23 legislation at a National Day rally in Hong Kong on October 1, 2018. Photo: AFP
A reference to the controversial Article 23 legislation at a National Day rally in Hong Kong on October 1, 2018. Photo: AFP
Mike Rowse
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Mike Rowse

How Hong Kong’s second stab at Article 23 can avoid the mistakes of 2003

  • Imagine if all sides handled this calmly, maturely and with maximum transparency, with sincere attempts to find common ground rather than inflammatory oratory

A reference to the controversial Article 23 legislation at a National Day rally in Hong Kong on October 1, 2018. Photo: AFP A reference to the controversial Article 23 legislation at a National Day rally in Hong Kong on October 1, 2018. Photo: AFP
A reference to the controversial Article 23 legislation at a National Day rally in Hong Kong on October 1, 2018. Photo: AFP
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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.