Red Guards prepare dazibao – big character posters – criticising revisionism, in December 1967, in Wuhan. Photo: Getty Images Red Guards prepare dazibao – big character posters – criticising revisionism, in December 1967, in Wuhan. Photo: Getty Images
Red Guards prepare dazibao – big character posters – criticising revisionism, in December 1967, in Wuhan. Photo: Getty Images
Jason Wordie
Opinion

Opinion

Then & Now by Jason Wordie

Mainlandisation? Before the Communist era, Hong Kong and China societies were the same in all but government

The controversial term has come to mean an erosion of Hong Kong freedoms but not so long ago, the two cultures would have been indistinguishable

Red Guards prepare dazibao – big character posters – criticising revisionism, in December 1967, in Wuhan. Photo: Getty Images Red Guards prepare dazibao – big character posters – criticising revisionism, in December 1967, in Wuhan. Photo: Getty Images
Red Guards prepare dazibao – big character posters – criticising revisionism, in December 1967, in Wuhan. Photo: Getty Images
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