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Hong Kong on the anniversary: Beijing-red instead of democracy

Hong Kong Handover

A quarter of a century lies between vision and reality. When the 25th anniversary of the return of Hong Kong from Great Britain to the People’s Republic of China is celebrated on Friday, the democratic forces of the metropolis will be faced with the shattered remains of their political goals. Instead of free elections for their head of government and parliament, as once hoped, the approximately 7.5 million citizens will instead look at a pro-Beijing government.

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