Everyone seems to have an opinion on ‘how to deal’ with China

“Everyone seems to have the answer, especially those who profess to have excellent Chinese contacts,” he said.

“Now, as someone whose worked in Beijing for two years as a local resident, went there as a television reporter for the Tiananmen Massacre in 1989 and have visited the country on many other occasions – I know one thing.

“The way to break through the walls of Chinese government secrecy, to read their hidden agendas, to appreciate their devotion to the CCP and to cater for their determination not to lose face, is close to impossible.”