Cary Huang
Cary Huang
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SCMP Columnist

Sino File by Cary Huang

What’s to stop Hong Kong’s ‘well water’ mixing with Beijing’s ‘river water’? Nothing, the extradition law mess proves it

  • When Hongkongers protested against the Tiananmen crackdown, Jiang Zemin said the “well water should not mix with the river water”
  • Thirty years on, it’s apparent there’s no filter to stop that happening

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Cary Huang

Cary Huang

Cary Huang is a veteran China affairs columnist, having written on this topic since the early 1990s. He joined the Post in 2004, and was based in Beijing between 2005 and 2013, first as a correspondent and then as bureau chief. He was previously China editor at The Standard from 1992 until 2004.