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It’s time to tear down the borders with mainland China

19 0 25

Christine Loh Kung-wai is right. Two decades after the handover, some Hong Kong people and foreigners seem shocked that we didn’t become a Western-style liberal democracy.

Promoting a new book, No Third Person: Rewriting the Hong Kong Story, she said in a Post interview: “Hong Kong must release itself from the unspoken aspect of the old British Hong Kong story, tied to a sense that it should have become a liberal democracy along Western lines by now”.

Loh and co-author Richard Cullen pointed to a different source of legitimacy besides the ballot box: performance.

Oh dear! If our government had been delivering “prosperity and stability”, we could all tolerate a bit of corruption and incompetence. But that’s the problem, it hasn’t delivered. In many areas, it has either failed or at least failed to improve.

Take the........

© South China Morning Post