Will a newly assertive Beijing seek to “decolonise” Hong Kong of the last visible signs of its colonial past?
Unfortunately for Britain, those things which might be hoped to constrain a budding imperial power do not hold China back
Why are people fighting a long-dead slave trade rather than resisting the triumph of a real one?
Withdrawing British judges from Hong Kong risks playing into Chinese hands
Nationality rights build communities, administrative convenience ticks boxes
It’s Hong Kong’s middle class – not the hyper-wealthy – who may leave. But Britain may not be their preferred option.
Hong Kong protestors are fighting for British-style institutions