Banners in Central promote the 20th anniversary of the Hong Kong handover. Photo: Sam Tsang
Tom Holland
Opinion

Opinion

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?

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Banners in Central promote the 20th anniversary of the Hong Kong handover. Photo: Sam Tsang
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