“One country, two systems” captures the history of Hong Kong better than any other phrase used to describe the city’s development. Illustration: Timothy Mcevenue. timothymcevenue.net

‘One country’ has never been in question in Hong Kong – but ‘two systems’ needs work

Wang Gungwu says even under British rule, Hongkongers saw themselves as Chinese. ‘One country, two systems’ thus reflects the city’s experience of not being separate from China while providing a safe place for dissent and experimentation. As ‘two systems’ continues to evolve, can China fully embrace this heritage?

Topic |   Hong Kong Basic Law

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“One country, two systems” captures the history of Hong Kong better than any other phrase used to describe the city’s development. Illustration: Timothy Mcevenue. timothymcevenue.net
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