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HK20: Hong Kong can choose either autonomy and diversity, or mainlandisation

July 1, 1997 was the start of a great opportunity. Here was a reasonably prosperous, Chinese-majority territory freed from colonial rule, however benign. At the time we appeared to enjoy immense opportunities. We were certainly more international than Taiwan, and we had free speech, a diverse press and tradition of liberalism which made a striking […]