Pro-Beijing supporters wave Chinese flags at Amoy Plaza in Kowloon Bay on September 14. Photo: Sam Tsang
Regina Ip
Opinion

Opinion

Regina Ip

Hong Kong is not, and never has been, a ‘stateless nation’. Indulging that fantasy could have disastrous results

  • Hong Kong had a strong connection to China during the colonial era and there was little desire for self-governance
  • Those saying otherwise sell a dangerous delusion at a time when many Hongkongers simply want their orderly society back

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Pro-Beijing supporters wave Chinese flags at Amoy Plaza in Kowloon Bay on September 14. Photo: Sam Tsang
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Tammy Tam
Tammy Tam
Opinion

SCMP Columnist

City Beat by Tammy Tam

Hong Kong is still irreplaceable, just no longer the apple of China’s eye

  • Despite strained relations between many mainlanders and Hongkongers, and the ongoing protest crisis, the city remains precious to China
  • Criticism of Hong Kong over the border can be scathing, but replicating its unique features in full elsewhere cannot be achieved any time soon

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