Whatever aspirations Hong Kong people had, Lee said in 1999, they had to be "subject to the overriding national interests in China". Photo: EPA
Frank Ching
Opinion

Opinion

Frank Ching

Eighteen years on, we remain 'one country, two peoples'

Frank Ching revisits Lee Kuan Yew's 1999 views of Hong Kong-mainland ties and finds that, then as now, mutual understanding is lacking

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Whatever aspirations Hong Kong people had, Lee said in 1999, they had to be "subject to the overriding national interests in China". Photo: EPA
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