The Hong Kong skyline and Victoria Harbour are reflected in a glass panel on July 12, 2018. The return of stability after the imposition of the national security law, on June 30, 2020, appears to have improved perceptions of Hong Kong’s liveability. Photo: EPA-EFE
The Hong Kong skyline and Victoria Harbour are reflected in a glass panel on July 12, 2018. The return of stability after the imposition of the national security law, on June 30, 2020, appears to have improved perceptions of Hong Kong’s liveability. Photo: EPA-EFE
Hua Guo
Opinion

Opinion

Hua Guo and Victor Zheng

People’s perceptions of life in Hong Kong are changing for the better. Could this be a turning point?

  • While Hong Kong has dropped down the liveability rankings compared to other global cities, recent events suggest that trend could soon reverse itself
  • A small but significant change of direction in ‘perceived liveability’ and greater trust in government are welcome news

The Hong Kong skyline and Victoria Harbour are reflected in a glass panel on July 12, 2018. The return of stability after the imposition of the national security law, on June 30, 2020, appears to have improved perceptions of Hong Kong’s liveability. Photo: EPA-EFE
The Hong Kong skyline and Victoria Harbour are reflected in a glass panel on July 12, 2018. The return of stability after the imposition of the national security law, on June 30, 2020, appears to have improved perceptions of Hong Kong’s liveability. Photo: EPA-EFE
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