The Chinese national flag and the Hong Kong flag fly in front of buildings in Central. Hong Kong’s success as an international financial centre is not inevitable, and is closely tied to China’s history. Photo: Bloomberg

Why we should thank Mao for Hong Kong’s success

Liu Jia says the ‘one country, two systems’ policy and the Basic Law – the foundation of the city’s development – are the result of the visionary leadership guiding modern China, starting from the Mao Zedong years

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The Chinese national flag and the Hong Kong flag fly in front of buildings in Central. Hong Kong’s success as an international financial centre is not inevitable, and is closely tied to China’s history. Photo: Bloomberg
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