The West Kowloon terminus of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express rail link. Photo: David Wong The West Kowloon terminus of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express rail link. Photo: David Wong
The West Kowloon terminus of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express rail link. Photo: David Wong
Jake Van Der Kamp
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Hong Kong’s joint rail checkpoint shows the emperor is not always far away, and never out of mind

There will be no clear explanation from Beijing as to why co-location is lawful. This is a demonstration to Hong Kong of how the emperor is not always far away

The West Kowloon terminus of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express rail link. Photo: David Wong The West Kowloon terminus of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express rail link. Photo: David Wong
The West Kowloon terminus of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express rail link. Photo: David Wong
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Jake Van Der Kamp

Jake Van Der Kamp

Jake van der Kamp is a native of the Netherlands, a Canadian citizen, and a longtime Hong Kong resident. He started as a South China Morning Post business reporter in 1978, soon made a career change to investment analyst and returned to the newspaper in 1998 as a financial columnist.