40 Years of Being a Hong Konger

The Peak, Hong Kong, Pre-1869 painting via RGS-IBG image / E. L. Watling

1990: Vanishing and Left Behind

1996: How I Met Our Mother

2002: 🍞 and ⛹🏻‍♀️, Panem et Circenses

  • In 1999, the Hong Kong government decided to seek China’s “interpretation” of the basic law, instead of relying on our own judicial systems.
  • In 2003, 500,000 people went out to the streets to rally against the introduction of “Article 23”, which would “enact laws to prohibit any act of treason, secession, sedition, subversion against the Central People’s Government, or theft of state secrets, to prohibit foreign political organizations or bodies from conducting political activities in the Region, and to prohibit political organizations or bodies of the Region from establishing ties with foreign political organizations or bodies.”
  • In 2003, China opened up individual tourism for Chinese citizens to Hong Kong. The number of Chinese tourists who visited Hong Kong swelled from 6.8 million people in 2002 to 65 million in 2018. This was the beginning of a rapid rise in economic activities and also cultural clashes in the city.

2019: Climb Every Mountain

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