Critical commentary and analysis on Hong Kong, China and Taiwan affairs from HKFP’s community of columnists and expert voices.

It’s too soon to panic about China’s shrinking population

Change is inevitable in world developments, argues Tim Hamlett. “Perhaps the demographic trap will turn out to be a false alarm – all those missing workers replaced by microchips, maybe. But something else will come along. It always does.”

Is the government ready to sell ‘Chinese Hong Kong?’

“[T]he establishment of Hong Kong, which sees patriotism as the highest guiding principle, is of course keen to jump on this bandwagon of name attachment, until it isn’t,” writes Leo Wong after sports bodies were told to include “China” in their names.

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