As China turns inwards, Hong Kong’s international outlook fades

//As China turns inwards, Hong Kong’s international outlook fades

As China turns inwards, Hong Kong’s international outlook fades

At this time when there is so much focus on national security issues and more integration with the mainland, two recent events have brought home the historic role of foreigners, good and bad, in the creation of the city.First was that a half-Chinese Hongkonger with the very Irish name of Siobhan Haughey became the first to win two Olympic medals. That in itself was a lesson in how Hong Kong has to some extent avoided the ethno-nationalism that afflicts many places, the mainland included.Second…

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