In Macao, Money Can’t Buy Love

Written by Bill Chou. Macao used to be a better showcase than Hong Kong for demonstrating the success of the “One-Country Two-Systems” policy. In particular, Macao’s economy is robust after the liberalization of the casino industry in 2002. Political opposition is weak. Macao people identify strongly with Chinese culture and, more importantly, the political regime …

Hong Kong political discourse and its metaphors

Written by Jennifer Eagleton. 2014 sees the 30th anniversary of the Sino-British Joint Declaration, the document that sealed the end of British rule in Hong Kong. The city was decolonized, but without independence, becoming a Special Administrative Region of China on 1 July 1997, but with a constitution, the Basic Law, that promised universal suffrage …