Green Spot soft drink was bottled in Hong Kong in the post-war era.
Jason Wordie
Opinion

Opinion

Then & Now by Jason Wordie

Century-old soda bottle find recalls Hong Kong’s role in bringing aerated drinks to Asia

First stored in stoneware jars, carbonated drinks became available to the masses with the manufacturing boom of glass bottles – and Hong Kong became a key exporter of popular pops across the region

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Green Spot soft drink was bottled in Hong Kong in the post-war era.
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A British flag flutters at a rally in Hong Kong in January last year. Photo: AP
Jason Wordie
Opinion

Opinion

Then & Now by Jason Wordie

In former colonies Hong Kong and Taiwan, ‘national’ identity often emerges from fanciful nostalgia

  • Imperial culture is appealingly commodified by the heritage marketing industry
  • Whether British or Japanese, it is eulogised by those who did not live through it

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A British flag flutters at a rally in Hong Kong in January last year. Photo: AP
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