The view over Macau in 1902, by C.H. Graves. Photo: Alamy
Jason Wordie
Opinion

Opinion

Then & Now by Jason Wordie

Those nostalgic for an ‘old Macau’ are pining for a place that never existed

A tranquil, tropical haven, or ‘a material and moral rubbish heap’? In the former Portuguese settlement, sentimentality and reality collide

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The view over Macau in 1902, by C.H. Graves. Photo: Alamy
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Donald Tsang (left), Hong Kong’s then chief executive, presents the Grand Bauhinia Medal to former chief secretary Rafael Hui, at Government House, in 2007. Hui was later stripped of the honour. Both Tsang and Hui have been convicted of misconduct in public office. Photo: ISD
Jason Wordie
Opinion

Opinion

Then & Now by Jason Wordie

Why Hong Kong’s culture of corruption is alive and well, and extremely difficult to prove

  • Graft is entrenched in Hong Kong society; just the face has changed from low-level bribery to high-level venality
  • However, this is virtually impossible to uncover

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Donald Tsang (left), Hong Kong’s then chief executive, presents the Grand Bauhinia Medal to former chief secretary Rafael Hui, at Government House, in 2007. Hui was later stripped of the honour. Both Tsang and Hui have been convicted of misconduct in public office. Photo: ISD
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