This week’s guest on ‘In Conversation’ was Allen Lee, whom most will remember as a bit of an unpredictable operator in Hong Kong politics over the years. I remember, as a kid, not being particularly fond of him as he seemed to turn in the wind a lot. But somehow, in post-1997 Hong Kong, he has reinvented himself as a staunch supporter not only of democracy in Hong Kong, but also in China itself. One particularly interesting prediction he offered on the show was that the growing chasm between one-party rule and the fact that, through the internet, more and more people know what is really going on in China and the rest of the world, will inevitably lead to the end of one-party rule. Lets hope he is right. On Hong Kong, he also had some interesting thoughts, especially in his assessment of the three China-appointed Chief Executives thus far. According to Lee, Tung was a nice man who did not know government. Tsang knew government but had no political support. And Leung, well Leung neither understands government, nor does he know ‘what the hell is going on’.
You can watch the show here: http://programme.rthk.hk/rthk/tv/programme.php?name=tv/inconversation&d=2014-05-22&m=episode