A member of the Portuguese community decorates his boat during the festival of Saint Peter in Malacca. Every year, Portuguese Eurasians from Malaysia and Singapore gather in the state, which their forefathers occupied for 130 years. Photo: Reuters

Sea change in attitudes needed if Hong Kong is to revive maritime Silk Road

Philip Bowring says ‘One Belt, One Road’ should rekindle our seaborne trade links with Southeast Asia, India and beyond, not landlocked states with which we have no history. But, first, we will need to adjust our treatment of people from those places

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A member of the Portuguese community decorates his boat during the festival of Saint Peter in Malacca. Every year, Portuguese Eurasians from Malaysia and Singapore gather in the state, which their forefathers occupied for 130 years. Photo: Reuters
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