Fantastic coverage and interesting perspectives around the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover. Reflection and viewpoints from those that are still here, and from those that left. A look at the social and political climate at the time, what has changed, and what has more or less stayed the same. Great economic analysis and the current state of play, and decidedly quieter projections this time around of what could be next. Excellent writing all round.
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My favourites below –
- VIDEO: ‘We wanted democracy’: is Hong Kong’s two-systems experiment over? – The Guardian
- China tensions give Hong Kong an identity crisis – Financial Times
- CHARTICLE: Hong Kong since the handover in charts – Financial Times
- HK20: 20 things people hope no one remembers about the 1997 Handover – Hong Kong Free Press
- HK20: Regina Ip: Democracy & chaos, or bureaucracy & corruption? The search for the best system – Hong Kong Free Press (Yes really, as I said interesting perspectives – make what you will of them)
- How Hong Kong can change China – The Economist (1997) An Economist article from June 1997 – Fascinating to read a forward-thinking and sadly wildly optimistic projection of what could happen from 20 years ago.
- Still on borrowed time: Two decades after taking over Hong Kong, China is getting tougher – The Economist (2017)
- Revisiting My Hong Kong, 20 Years After the British Left – The New York Times
- Hong Kong 20th Anniversary: Portraits from Settler Society – TIME Magazine
- 20 years after handover, has the Hong Kong experiment failed? From Vancouver, it can look that way – South China Morning Post
- A Less Shiny Hong Kong Is Easier to Boss Around – The Wall Street Journal