The handover of Hong Kong from British sovereignty to the mainland took place in 1997 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Photo: Robert Ng

Its sense of duty aside, can Britain play a relevant role in Hong Kong’s efforts to preserve its autonomy?

Pro-democracy activists believe Britain has an obligation to defend Hong Kong’s freedoms. But given the political realities, there’s little it can actually do for its former colony

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The handover of Hong Kong from British sovereignty to the mainland took place in 1997 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Photo: Robert Ng
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