The people of Hong Kong are fighting a very courageous battle against very long odds. Meanwhile, people in Shanghai live well under a Faustian bargain with the CCP.
Hong Kong is increasingly subject to the demands of the boss in Beijing.
How does cohesion develop in Asian societies? And which factors determine its strength?
What were the 1970s like in China, when even mainstream Western politicians came to call on Mao in Beijing?
How does the emergence of China look through the prism of a Westerner’s life?
Beijing’s approach to Hong Kong is part of the surge in Chinese nationalism engendered by economic success.
Hong Kong was the last significant Western colonial possession. Its handover to China marked the rise of Asia.
July 1, 2017 marks the 20th anniversary of Britain handing Hong Kong to China.
A new generation believes it can succeed in something its predecessors could not.