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

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.

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.

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