Tag: 1997

Freedom under threat in Hong Kong – protests continue

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Protesters in Hong Kong in June. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

As a kid, I vividly remember watching a ceremony on TV where Hong Kong was transferred from the United Kingdom to China. I couldn’t begin to understand the significance of that event at the time. That was 22 years ago. When Hong Kong was handed over to China, there was an agreement in place where Hong Kong would retain its economic and political systems for 50 years.