One system, different culture

From the moment, in July 1997, that China became Hong Kong’s sovereign, two visions of the city-state’s future vied for ascendancy. Hongkongers wanted democracy, the Chinese Communist Party demanded obedience. Hongkongers wished to preserve their traditions, the CCP resolved to uproot them. In the eyes of China’s leaders, Hongkongers were unpatriotic, calling themselves “Hong Kong … Read more