Does Beijing still need Hong Kong? Rumours of the city’s decline are greatly exaggerated   

By Johnny Patterson  As protests blew up on the streets of Hong Kong last summer, the eyes of the world looked to a city which is too easily neglected. And when tanks amassed in Shenzhen, fears of a “Tiananmen Massacre 2.0” gripped onlookers. The threat to the city’s unique status was clear. Op-ed columnists painted … Continue reading Does Beijing still need Hong Kong? Rumours of the city’s decline are greatly exaggerated