Tai Hing-shing

Tai Hing-shing

Tai Hing-shing is an independent political commentator and international relations scholar.

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Opinion | As Hong Kong localists mine Britain’s diplomatic archives, will they unleash a Pandora’s box of problems?

Young Hongkongers’ efforts to study declassified British documents are commendable, and could help Hong Kong know its history better. But it is dangerous to rush to rewrite history, and imprudent to regard diplomatic cables as fact before cross-checking them.

15 Nov 2018 - 7:07AM

Young Hongkongers’ efforts to study declassified British documents are commendable, and could help Hong Kong know its history better. But it is dangerous to rush to rewrite history, and imprudent to regard diplomatic cables as fact before cross-checking them.

As Hong Kong localists mine Britain’s diplomatic archives, will they unleash a Pandora’s box of problems?
Hong Kong is a ‘hardship posting’ for liaison office officials, and Beijing will see better results in the city when it starts to treat its people better

Mainland officials are expected to show selfless dedication to the job, and for junior staff in particular that means family separation and long hours in an often-hostile environment. So it’s no wonder they may have negative views of the city and its policies.

13 Oct 2018 - 11:52AM

Mainland officials are expected to show selfless dedication to the job, and for junior staff in particular that means family separation and long hours in an often-hostile environment. So it’s no wonder they may have negative views of the city and its policies.

Hong Kong is a ‘hardship posting’ for liaison office officials, and Beijing will see better results in the city when it starts to treat its people better