Banners in Central promote the 20th anniversary of the Hong Kong handover. Photo: Sam Tsang
Abacus by Tom Holland
Hong Kong handover: what we got right (and wrong) in predictions for 2017
A writer’s optimistic fantasy from 10 years ago imagined an idealised Hong Kong in 2017 – clean air, affordable housing, an end to cartels – that only required a few simple reforms. Should we try again for 2027?