Yonden Lhatoo applauds the chief executive’s bold move to outlaw e-cigarettes and new smoking products, but urges her to show real courage by taking on the bigger guns and slapping a wider ban on traditional tobacco.
Yonden Lhatoo started his journalism career in print, covering the far-reaching changes Hong Kong went through before and during the city’s handover to China, as a senior newspaper reporter.
He switched to broadcast journalism after the transfer of sovereignty in 1997 and worked as a television news anchor and editor for nearly two decades. He was the main anchor and editor-in-chief of ATV’s English news department before joining the South China Morning Post as a senior editor and eventually taking up the job of chief news editor. He has publicly written, spoken and taught about Hong Kong issues, but is still trying to figure it all out.
He also enjoys writing this weekly column, which often raises eyebrows or sparks heated discussions because he doesn’t hesitate to tell it like it is.