Mainland integration

Leung should define mainland integration

If Leung Chun-ying wants to push for integration, he needs to clearly define what he means and how it differs from "mainlandisation".

There's a new buzzword in town - integration. To many, it's a dirty word. They see it as another way of saying "mainlandisation". And that scares them. Others see integration as inevitable, and also desirable. It swells their patriotism.

Tuesday, 23 October, 2012, 7:17am 2 comments

False nostalgia for Hong Kong identity holds us back

What is a Hongkonger? I was born and raised here, received my education, and built my career and family here. My wife gave up her US green card, and my two children were born, raised and educated here. I am supposed to know what makes a Hongkonger, but I don't.

12 Oct 2012 - 1:59am 1 comment

Haphazard integration is bad for Hong Kong, and the mainland too

People attend a flag raising ceremony at the Golden Bauhinia Square in Hong Kong on Oct. 1, 2012. Photo: SCMP

In recent months, there has been increasing discontent and resentment among people in Hong Kong about closer links with the mainland. No doubt, this will continue. Such attitudes are understandable and we should listen sympathetically.

10 Oct 2012 - 4:06pm

HK should pursue new towns, but with common good in mind

The government consultation on plans for three new towns in the northeastern New Territories was orderly and reasoned when it began four years ago. Hong Kong's limited area necessitated development near border areas and the benefits were obvious.

25 Sep 2012 - 3:11am 6 comments