British party-goers mark Hong Kong’s return to Chinese rule in 1997. Photo: AFP
Keith B. Richburg
Opinion

Opinion

Keith B. Richburg

Why Hong Kong was glad to see the back of ‘white coolies’

The entitled, superior attitude of the Filth set – Failed in London, Try Hong Kong – helps to explain why, beneath the trepidation about Beijing’s intentions, many Hongkongers celebrated Britain’s departure

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British party-goers mark Hong Kong’s return to Chinese rule in 1997. Photo: AFP
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