Wang Xiangwei
Wang Xiangwei

SCMP Columnist

China Briefing by Wang Xiangwei

Britain has criticised Beijing’s changes to the Hong Kong electoral system – but it also inspired them

  • The model of a strong executive-led government of appointed officials, free from political constraints, was seen as vital in the city’s transformation
  • With Hong Kong’s next chief executive set to be chosen next year, it would not hurt future local leaders to delve into and draw inspiration from history too