HK is still being treated as a colony.
In western world and British Common Law, Whites are exempt and not bound by rule of Law.
I wouldn't have given the article much attention except for the fact it's from the pro-Beijing South China Morning Post. An opinion piece instead of an editorial so not the paper's offiical line but interesting that the editor allowed it to be published at all.....These are not the words of friends or partners but of a government intent on breaking from the wider world. That has been going on for some time if the city’s slide down annual global rankings is any guide.
In the latest rankings of world cities by Bestcities.org, Hong Kong plunged from 19th to 42nd, with a report noting that it was hard to imagine why a foreigner would want to “visit a city where they could very easily be detained for wearing the wrong shirt”. In Reporters Without Borders’ World Press Freedom Index, Hong Kong fell from 73rd in 2019 to
Before the national security law was introduced, I still had hope for the city. But in the wake of mass arrests, often on what appear to be spurious grounds, the rabid hubris of officials here and in Beijing, and the lack of awareness of the importance of diplomatic language, I am fast rethinking my position.
I’m starting to agree with a belief that we’re fast sliding and becoming a second-tier city alongside the likes of Wuhan and Hangzhou. The death knell will be sounded if any attempt is made to shut out or censor internet giants like Google, Facebook and
When you need to label even the South China Morning Post as pro-Beijing, you know your view just has no legs left to stand on.
I wouldn't have given the article much attention except for the fact it's from the pro-Beijing South China Morning Post. An opinion piece instead of an editorial so not the paper's offiical line but interesting that the editor allowed it to be published at all.
Must you be wrong on everything? This forum mainly believes that Hong Kong must be relegated by other Chinese cities and remade from the root in order to ablate the Western/British rot before it can grow again and find its new and true place in China. And whether that is a premier city is anyone's guess. You know unlike other small countries that really only have one or two places worth mentioning, China has many many cities that are very modern and growing very fast, with more being added to the list so becoming a premier Chinese city is a tall tall order. Hong Kong can just focus on not being a terrible laggard for now and the near future as it revamps. Baby steps.Anyway, just one person's view. I'm sure the forum is confident Hong Kong will remain one of China's premier cities for the next 30 years and beyond.