Leo Goodstadt headed Hong Kong’s Central Policy Unit from 1989 to 1997. His new book pulls no punches about Hong Kong’s development since then. Photo: Jonathan WongLeo Goodstadt headed Hong Kong’s Central Policy Unit from 1989 to 1997. His new book pulls no punches about Hong Kong’s development since then. Photo: Jonathan Wong
Leo Goodstadt headed Hong Kong’s Central Policy Unit from 1989 to 1997. His new book pulls no punches about Hong Kong’s development since then. Photo: Jonathan Wong

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Ex-colonial adviser lashes post-1997 Hong Kong governments for mismanaging, but who could have done better?

Leo Goodstadt points to 20 years of failure on housing, education and ties with mainland China, and says political leaders are incompetent, out of touch, in hock to vested interests and ignore experts ... much like politicians everywhere

Topic |   Hong Kong Basic Law
Leo Goodstadt headed Hong Kong’s Central Policy Unit from 1989 to 1997. His new book pulls no punches about Hong Kong’s development since then. Photo: Jonathan WongLeo Goodstadt headed Hong Kong’s Central Policy Unit from 1989 to 1997. His new book pulls no punches about Hong Kong’s development since then. Photo: Jonathan Wong
Leo Goodstadt headed Hong Kong’s Central Policy Unit from 1989 to 1997. His new book pulls no punches about Hong Kong’s development since then. Photo: Jonathan Wong
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