Hong Kong’s cage homes are a fact of life in what is ostensibly a wealthy society. Photo: Nora Tam

Hongkongers’ post-1997 identity crisis at the heart of youthful mistrust of government

Phil C.W. Chan says it’s possible to be both a ‘localist’, who cares deeply about the city’s social and economic problems, and accept that Hong Kong is part of China

Topic |   Hong Kong localism and independence

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Hong Kong’s cage homes are a fact of life in what is ostensibly a wealthy society. Photo: Nora Tam
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Phil C. W. Chan

Phil C. W. Chan

Phil C.W. Chan is an independent observer on Hong Kong, China and Asia-Pacific affairs. He holds a PhD in international law and Chinese law from the National University of Singapore and law degrees from the Universities of Hong Kong and Durham. He is author of the book "China, State Sovereignty and International Legal Order".