A flag-raising ceremony at Golden Bauhinia Square, in Wan Chai, in 2006, to mark the May Fourth Movement. Photo: SCMP
Jason Wordie
Opinion

Opinion

Then & Now by Jason Wordie

When Hong Kong changed hands from Britain to China, so too did the patriotism of its citizens evolve

  • Previously loyal subjects of the colony suddenly rediscovered how ‘Chinese’ they were as the handover loomed
  • During the Sino-British negotiations, ‘instant noodle’ patriotism became a sarcastic local label
A flag-raising ceremony at Golden Bauhinia Square, in Wan Chai, in 2006, to mark the May Fourth Movement. Photo: SCMP
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