Pro-democracy demonstrators hold the colonial flag and symbolic yellow umbrellas as they stage a protest outside the British consulate in Admiralty, on November 21, 2014, during the Occupy movement in Hong Kong. Photo: Felix Wong

Hong Kong is still paying the political price for British colonial rule

N. Balakrishnan says the colonial practice of giving ‘jobs to the boys’ in the dying years of the empire, instead of training a local class of politicians, has left Hong Kong to be led by reluctant civil servants instead

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Pro-democracy demonstrators hold the colonial flag and symbolic yellow umbrellas as they stage a protest outside the British consulate in Admiralty, on November 21, 2014, during the Occupy movement in Hong Kong. Photo: Felix Wong
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