A section of the newly-opened Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge, the world’s longest sea bridge connecting Hong Kong, Macau and mainland China. Hongkongers are being urged to see themselves as part of the Greater Bay Area, a Chinese government plan to link cities in southern China. Photo: AFP
Philip Bowring
Opinion

Opinion

Philip Bowring

A slow death for Hong Kong’s separate identity in China

  • Philip Bowring says the city’s cherished freedoms and rule of law are under serious threat, amid pressure – now exacerbated by intense US-China confrontation – for it to integrate with the mainland and demonstrate loyalty to Beijing

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A section of the newly-opened Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge, the world’s longest sea bridge connecting Hong Kong, Macau and mainland China. Hongkongers are being urged to see themselves as part of the Greater Bay Area, a Chinese government plan to link cities in southern China. Photo: AFP
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