By 2047, these people will be long gone. Most people in HK at that time will be used to what is like under China control. So the decision will be alot easier than what it is today. Plus, China in 40 years will most definitely be more democratic. So the decision won't be as difficu
Taiwan would be a good example. 30 years ago, having investment from Taiwan was absolutely critical to China's development. but now? Taiwan depends on China's investment. And China probably won't be thinking too much about a possible economic impact associated now when talking about Taiwan.