Daily Archives: June 29, 2012


POLITICS – Full Lowdown of HK Political Shit-storm Ahead of July 1st 4

Below is a piece adapted from an article I wrote for foreign audiences. There is a deeper analysis of HK after Handover over at National Geographic. 

Two defining features of present-day Hong Kong are destined to dampen this Sunday’s celebrations as the city marks 15 years since its handover to China. Despite coming tops as the world’s freest economy with the rule of law and civil liberties relatively preserved under the ‘One Country, Two Systems’ agreement, the ex-British colony is plagued with political turmoil and is now home to one of the widest poverty gaps in the developed world.

Preparations for the weekend's "celebrations".

Preparations for the weekend’s “celebrations”.