Hong Kong protests are a fight for the city’s identity as the ‘edge’ between Chinese and Western culture

Published: 8/11/2019
Hong Kong protests are a fight for the city’s identity as the ‘edge’ between Chinese and Western culture
Source: WWW.SCMP.COM

As we come out of a long, hot, violent summer, Hong Kong definitely looks very much the worse for wear. How did we get to this point? In a previous column, I talked about the importance of identity. I believe that calls for “Hong Kong independence” are really driven by a very strong sense of a unique Hong Kong identity, which is seen by many in the city to be under real threat. When people in Hong

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