The Legislative Council in session in Hong Kong in July 2021. Photo: Felix Wong The Legislative Council in session in Hong Kong in July 2021. Photo: Felix Wong
The Legislative Council in session in Hong Kong in July 2021. Photo: Felix Wong
Jason Wordie
Opinion

Opinion

Then & Now by Jason Wordie

Hong Kong has made participation in politics pointless, in a new version of the ‘old normal’ under British colonial rule

  • Hong Kong is inexorably returning to an earlier time, somewhere before the first tentative attempts at local government elections were held in the early 1950s
  • What now remains in public life, after the ‘troublemakers’ have been stripped away? Holders of dubious university ‘degrees’, rural ‘fixers’ and wealthy scions

The Legislative Council in session in Hong Kong in July 2021. Photo: Felix Wong The Legislative Council in session in Hong Kong in July 2021. Photo: Felix Wong
The Legislative Council in session in Hong Kong in July 2021. Photo: Felix Wong
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