Though comparisons of the two colonies-turned-special administrative regions may be natural, Macau has an identity, history and culture that is distinct from Hong Kong’s. Photo: Bloomberg
Alice Wu
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Alice Wu

Hong Kong will never be Macau. Beijing’s comparison of the two shows it is in denial

  • A big part of Beijing’s problems with Hong Kong is its consistent misreading of public sentiment. Calls for it to be more like trouble-free, compliant Macau only show that China’s leadership remains out of touch

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Though comparisons of the two colonies-turned-special administrative regions may be natural, Macau has an identity, history and culture that is distinct from Hong Kong’s. Photo: Bloomberg
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Alice Wu

Alice Wu

Alice Wu fell down the rabbit hole of politics aged 12, when she ran her first election campaign. She has been writing about local politics and current affairs for the Post since 2008. Alice's daily needs include her journals, books, a multi-coloured pen and several lattes.