People gathered at Victoria Park during a candlelight vigil held to mark the 24th anniversary of the Tiananmen crackdown in 2013. More than 100,000 people attended the candlelight vigil, a turnout that has been steadily declining over the years. Photo: AFP
Peter Guy
Opinion

Opinion

Mind the Gap by Peter Guy

Hong Kong remains stranded in the wake of mainland China’s post-Tiananmen growth

What the world saw since 1989 is a China whose government and people are sure about their direction – improving the economy and standard of living. This is unlike Hong Kong, where successive administrations since 1997 failed to articulate and embody a collective purpose.

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People gathered at Victoria Park during a candlelight vigil held to mark the 24th anniversary of the Tiananmen crackdown in 2013. More than 100,000 people attended the candlelight vigil, a turnout that has been steadily declining over the years. Photo: AFP
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