The Wall Street Journal interviewed Donald Tsang, Hong Kong’s Beijing-approved chief executive, in their weekend edition.
It’s a good read, though the Journal’s Mary Kissel can barely hide her contempt for Tsang, or maybe it’s the government in Beijing she doesn’t like. That’s fine. But at times it seems like she’s belittling him, for example when she continuously uses italics to highlight (mock?) Tsang’s phrasing. I can do without that. It reminds me of those back home in the US who look down their noses at China’s lack of democracy, while pointing to our own system of cronyism and corrupt government as some kind of model to imitate. I admit we’ve done a better job than China, but while some see it as a triumph of participatory government, I tend to think of it as a better system of control.