Pig faces hang in a wet market. Photo: Alamy
Jason Wordie
Opinion

Opinion

Then & Now by Jason Wordie

Cannibalism in Japanese-occupied Hong Kong – when food shortages made human flesh the only option

  • Despite a lack of first-hand, verifiable accounts, limited supplies during and immediately after World War II undoubtedly drove the starving to desperate means

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Pig faces hang in a wet market. Photo: Alamy
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Tourists in Macau. Historically a bolt-hole for those out of favour in mainland China, the former Portuguese territory has little appeal as place of residence for the mainland’s wealthiest citizens in comparison to Hong Kong, with its rule of law. Photo: Bloomberg
Jason Wordie
Opinion

Opinion

Then & Now by Jason Wordie

Why Hong Kong is nothing like Macau – for now, at least

  • With the international spotlight on Hong Kong, comparisons are being made between the city and the other Chinese special administrative region
  • When it comes to their people and politics, the two could hardly be more different

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Tourists in Macau. Historically a bolt-hole for those out of favour in mainland China, the former Portuguese territory has little appeal as place of residence for the mainland’s wealthiest citizens in comparison to Hong Kong, with its rule of law. Photo: Bloomberg
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