Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam (left) and newly appointed Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng meet the media on January 5, 2018. Picture: Felix Wong
Jason Wordie
Opinion

Opinion

Then & Now by Jason Wordie

Teresa Cheng’s appointment shows grave flaws in vetting of candidates for top Hong Kong jobs – it’s not like the old days

Breaches of building regulations by the new secretary for justice suggest those who appointed her may want a built-in excuse to purge her later; if checks were made, they must have been a far cry from ‘positive vetting’ and ‘wives network’ of colonial times

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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam (left) and newly appointed Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng meet the media on January 5, 2018. Picture: Felix Wong
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