Police patrol Tamar Park after anti-extradition protests, on June 18. Whether acceptance of Hong Kong’s identity as a part of the mainland system comes around 2040 or earlier, city life will not be as good for anyone as it was in 2013. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
Richard Harris
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Richard Harris

Hong Kong is going through the five stages of grief, before acceptance of fate as a part of China

  • Investors should realise it was always wishful thinking for the Basic Law to survive 50 years under a totalitarian sovereign
  • When acceptance comes, it won’t be a victory for Beijing, nor the Hong Kong government or its people. Only the triads may emerge unbruised

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Police patrol Tamar Park after anti-extradition protests, on June 18. Whether acceptance of Hong Kong’s identity as a part of the mainland system comes around 2040 or earlier, city life will not be as good for anyone as it was in 2013. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
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