How Hong Kong Changed Countries

  • Published: 19 February 2019
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Comments • 7 317

  • Wendover Productions
    Wendover Productions   8 months back

    Hey all, in case you don't know already, the numbers in the bottom, left corner of the video correspond to the sources of information at the bottom of the description. Many of those are good further reading on the topic.

    Also, I just want to acknowledge one small narration slip-up. At 7:14 I say, "What was known was that the event would be centered around midnight on the night of July 30th, 1997." That should be *June* 30th, 1997.

    • fadzil hashim
      fadzil hashim  1 months back

      democracy, human rights & freedom 🇲🇾 🇲🇾 🇲🇾 🇲🇾 🇲🇾 💝 💝 💝 💝 💝 🇺🇲 🇬🇧 🇨🇦 🇭🇲 🇳🇿 🇪🇺 🇯🇵 🇰🇷 🇹🇼 🇹🇭 🇸🇬 🇭🇰 .

    • Locutus
      Locutus  1 months back

      @Xan Melton It's something that would have taken a couple of months to plan, and create, so I doubt it was your suggestion that made this video happen! :)

    • J H
      J H  2 months back

      It's hilarious how everyone says, "You did a great job, was accurate.. EXCEPT...." This is how misinformation spreads. All he did was confirm your bias regarding one topic then was wrong about the rest so you said "Except...", Except "accurate passports", "except Japanese part", "except explanation of Opium war 1 and TWO," except COLONIAL rule and subjugation and treated as second class citizens unable to even vote, EXCEPT the unaccurate Poland part, EXCEPT .. You get the picture? People should actually be educated enough to "teach history" via Youtube. It's a bunch of biased videos, slapping on a couple sources at the bottom then retelling history through the eyes of a white colonist while grabbing your adsense views so they could make a buck. Remember the days when we actually had more objective history through vetted encyclopedias and REAL teachers and not kids who just want to make money off Youtube?

    • James Peter
      James Peter  2 months back

      by the way, im living in shenzhen, a city close to hongkong, the hong kong people really really made me feel disgusting the past 20 years.. they want to have a pass that can come to shenzhen unlimited times every day , but only FORCE the gov to change the rules that shenzhen people to visit hk from everyday to once a week, well the original rule was begged by them when the SAS crisis time no tourists gave them money, hong kong people 's eyes only have money, come on, dont say you really care about the human right for the weak people. you are so FAKE!!!!!

  • Urban Meadows
    Urban Meadows  1 days back

    God Save the Queen ♔

    • Cardmaster12
      Cardmaster12  2 days back


      • Riley Wagner
        Riley Wagner  2 days back

        Honestly one of your best videos

        • Strong Alpha Black Female Who Need No Man

          China is planning to build reeducation camps in hong kong

          • Johnson Yuen
            Johnson Yuen  2 days back

            I posted below my complaints re my horrible, unfair, life and privacy abused, the harmful matters in public comment section of different channels and also sent these complaints to Lawyer Alvin Yeung email contact for seeking his legal help but I have not had any response from him re my legal help wanted! I really hope there are helpful good lawyer and reasonable judge in fighting for protecting me my life, the reasonableness, fairness and legally justifiable human rights! I went to police station in Chinatown Toronto to charge my father Yuen Wing Pui and my younger sister Margaret Yuen Ah See (both are Canadians and Hong Kongers) against them illegally taking my wealth without my consent! The policemen they were impolite at all and did not respect me as a citizen in Canada re my complaints against these criminal offenders who stole my wealth, abused my life, privacy and freedom of human rights, harmed my living and life seriously! This was the second times I complained the thefts their bad personalities but ignoring by bad policemen in Canada again! The policeman J Liang in Toronto also told me that this was not a criminal case even though my wealth was stolen! I was even charged to enter the police station premises (with a notice of offence ticket number 7670051B) the policeman station at 255 Dundas St West to make this complaint re my wealth stolen! I of course must not plead guilty to such offence slandering me. I am wondering what is the Canadian their sociology common grounds in abusing and stealing my wealth/my life/my living but not regarding these as criminal impacts in seriously affecting my life issue! I was also cheated, misled by fault documents the bad women their misconducts in insurance and real estate brokerage businesses in Hong Kong too! What such these shameful greedy people who made me to feel disgusted and miserable! I also made these complaints to my cousin who is a policeman in Hong Kong but Chan Cheuk Lun (my police cousin) told me this is not a criminal case even though my wealth was stolen and the policemen are not handling this non criminal case! I am wondering what is the legal safety protection against such shameful bad personalities! I was also fired by PwC (Tim Leung the tax partner of PwC) suddenly without giving me any prior warning notice, bad work comment, job or whatever duty or conduct mistakes warning, I was in fact interfered by such old ugly elderly bald man Tax Partner Tim Leung with his wicked and bad abusing attitudes but rejected by me. In addition, I was also slandered by Ray Hung Heung Yeung the hairdresser in Hair Corner who fought me to hurt me twice in Central and defamed me I had stolen his mobile phone! I was also slandered by the bad old man security (Haircorner building entrance security in Central) to make his finger hurt but I had not done so! I need good human protection legal experts to protect me and seek compensation for me re all my lost and hurtful experience made by such bad shameful people as the most fair retributions to them and against them for their bad shameful personalities! I am very frustrated and feel disgusted always with such similar shameful smelly "shitingzens" in my life! Too long Too long too much my illness from such bullying smelly cheaters of either gender in making my life harm matters! The lower level, lower grade, lower strengths, lower competitiveness, the lower intelligence, the lower prior education/ professional qualification, worse intelligence, the brainless, the abasement and jealous hatred people, exaggerated shamefulness, bad, fake, greedy, jealous hatred attitudes/bad minds/bad intentions/bad characters are not only wicked but also the most ugliest and terrifying smelly types of the totally unacceptable typical cohesion origin of whoever and wherever! What the shameful nation's bad people! No any response from Alvin Yeung to my personal legal impacts I am seeking help and consultation, what the low and bad standard of legal expert a "so-called" good professional attribute! I am not feeling any curiosity why a judge candidate from legal sector was not elected by the "smelling shitingzens" as a Chief Executive Officer in Hong Kong Special "Inhuman" Administration Region when handing over in 1997! Democracy!?demons crazy must be the true and more correct statement re the Hong Kong shitingzens their bad rationales bad characters and bad personalities of typical Chinese cohesion! Appearance Education Personalities Attitudes - "shameful low bad disgusting" these 4 words are most close and accurate adjective to these such "people" they admitting themselves as their exaggerated "human" standard. paying tax or making benefits to the bad civil servants/bad people for any bad matters by such bad people are ridiculous! Only the ugly women or elderly women assuming yourself / themselves as "Pretty" country flower flag must have been insulting the country yourself / themselves without admitting themselves / yourself the old, wicked and ugly mental desperate disorder the disgusted factors. Their / your jealous hatred of better attractive features better look better education better profiles whatever better features are shameful without admitting yourself / themselves any ashamed "low qualities"! The intelligent people must know better why there are jealous hatred people and their related bad conducts / bad minds! Shameful individuals or the cohesion of such are ridiculous! As to disasters makers, I don't think there are only cruel Japanese in respect of their previous war attack in China, but also the unfair treaty by British under bad woman emperor in Qing dynasty in China, bad people gangs for cultural revolution in China, bad American worldwide financial crisis made, 911 disasters made, bad people for their bad, greedy, jealous hatred, unfair/discrimination/bullying/insulting treatments to me as gay (though there are also gays discrimination/jealous hatred in gay circle among gays as there are also plenty low quality standard bad personality gays), bad women their or your jealous hatred to boys since their birth advantages,bad men their greedy and bad treatment to women and gays for men their benefits taking, dumping for their greedy and insulting purposes as their betrayer characteristic, bad women greedy, harmful, bullying against me as gay, bad people greedy for wealth / their jealous hatred bad personality for any harmful matters made even creating lives harm while concealing their bad personalities themselves by defamation or any concealing excuses! whatever bad terrible inhuman histories, news, and my live / life experiences are all real true and completely wholly absolutely definitely certainly fully purely correct! People are ugly and shameful! If men assuming themselves as a country flag and I hope there are REAL "good-looking good education good men" without jealous hatred bad characteristic by whatever downgrading degrading and any bullshit shameful conduct or mind to either gender and sexual orientation matters but adoring real strength adorable measurements without cheating/bullying and jealous hatred bad shameful characters!

            • Fyropyro420
              Fyropyro420  2 days back

              I thought Hong Kong Island and the Kowloon Peninsula was in perpetuity while the surrounding areas were 99 years at the time of the agreement?

              • Sandwich Overlord
                Sandwich Overlord  3 days back

                The biggest Stockholm Syndrome ever...

                UK: YOUR MINE NOW-

                HK: REEEEEEEEEEEEEE-

                *ffw 99 years later*

                HK: p-please, don't go..
                UK: i'm sorry...

                *cue dramatic music as UK leaves*

                • Andre Aguirre
                  Andre Aguirre  8 hours back

                  Well the City of Hong Kong was practically created by the British and was made a Financial Center under the British maybe that’s the reason...

                • stephen 9789
                  stephen 9789  3 days back

                  Sandwich Overlord exactly, see the footage where HKers cry when british governer left. I was like 🧐

              • Hannibal Lecter
                Hannibal Lecter  3 days back

                CHINA IS ASSHOLE!

                • Leon S. Kennedy
                  Leon S. Kennedy  3 days back

                  Heavy negotiations to determine who lowers their flag first. Politicians are morons.

                  • James Dalton
                    James Dalton  3 days back

                    Would be nice if the same thing happened in Ireland, NZ , Aus , Canada, Gibraltar and the Falklands.
                    The English a nation of invading,murdering,thieving and racist kunts. Fuk them and their dirty crooked teeth that look like an old burnt fence.

                    • ClickNSpam
                      ClickNSpam  1 days back

                      @James Dalton A. I'm not white
                      B. Commonwealth Nations wouldn't join if UK were "racist"
                      C. UK is one of the most diverse nations on Earth for such "racists"
                      D. UK is happy to give referendums for independence such as Scotland

                      Your homework seems to have no facts.

                    • James Dalton
                      James Dalton  1 days back

                      @ClickNSpam When those countries where whiter and more racist. As for the North of Ireland. Do some homework on that one. It was also nearly 50 years ago you dopey racist kunt.

                    • ClickNSpam
                      ClickNSpam  1 days back

                      N.Ireland - 98.9% remain vote in UK
                      CAN - 1982 Canada Act
                      AUS - 1986 Australia Act
                      NZ - Constitution Act 1986
                      Gibraltar - Article X of the Treaty of Utrecht
                      Falklands - British Empire 1765, Argentina Constitutional Federal Republic 1853

                      All previous colonies have good relations with modern UK. I can tell you why if you want to learn.

                  • Mjonk Tarren
                    Mjonk Tarren  4 days back

                    [salute] “ shall be missed, Hong Kong” +respect

                    • Konsticraft
                      Konsticraft  4 days back

                      that was.... interesting in the light of what is currently happening in Hong Kong

                      • Ben W
                        Ben W  5 days back

                        Stupid Chinese love to dwell on petty things like signs while missing the full picture.

                        • LJ 7006
                          LJ 7006  5 days back

                          Kwong fuk Heung Gong, si doi gak ming!
                          Heung Gong yan ga yau!

                          • Cold Warrior
                            Cold Warrior  5 days back

                            What a terrible, sad mistake. Britain served Hong Kong so well. Made it wealthy, peaceful and strong. To hand it over to evil Jiang Zemin is like a horrible nightmare.

                            • JamesTavRule
                              JamesTavRule  3 days back

                              Hong Kong's fate rests in the hands of Hong Kongers.

                              Thousands of people breaking into the main government building and hoisting up a British Hong Kong flag is pretty fucking noteworthy.

                          • sableng404
                            sableng404  5 days back

                            Now, from just 35%, all Hong Kong people want to go back to Brittain empire. Return to China is a fatal mistake

                            • Green Andy
                              Green Andy  5 days back

                              A sad end to the once glorious empire.

                              • jiwan tilija
                                jiwan tilija  6 days back

                                There are still some yatch places that still says "royal hong Kong yatch race

                                • Jaisal Patel
                                  Jaisal Patel  6 days back

                                  England really did mess up the whole world

                                  • GGyourdead
                                    GGyourdead  5 days back

                                    Jaisal Patel Yeah pretty much every modern conflict was a result of poor foresight by the British. But everyone likes to blame America, who tried to clean up Europe’s mess. It’s pretty fucking stupid, Britain needs to be held accountable for the mess they’ve created.

                                • Mikhail
                                  Mikhail  6 days back

                                  Fuck off Britain blood sucking leach!

                                  • GGyourdead
                                    GGyourdead  5 days back

                                    Mikhail Sure let’s forget about the Boxer Rebellion that tried to massacre Merchants from the west. Or the exorbitant amount of wealth that China was collecting off of exports and refusing to circulate back into the mercantilist economy (that was highly dependent on wealth of a nation.) Or about the fact that once Britain finally found an entry into the Chinese market,through the sale of opium, the Chinese effectively said “fuck you, and blocked their entry into market. Among these infractions you would say that Britain had no right to protect its interests and its citizens in what was considered neutral territory? The reason Britain claimed ownership over Hong Kong after DEFEATING China in the Opium wars is because they wanted assurance that their citizenry could safely coexist in a population that was protected by the empire.

                                    You have the audacity to call the Atlantic Slave trade an atrocity in comparison to the monumental amount of atrocities committed by the Chinese against foreigners and their own people? Let’s see the Massacres that set up the Chi Dynasty, the violent incursions into Vietnam and Korea, the tribute systems that instituted total subservience to emperors who murdered for little more than glares, the mass murder of foreigners based on xenophobia, the massacring of dissenters during the rise of Maoist ideology, the Great Leap Forward,Tiananmen square.

                                    And that doesn’t even touch on the modern atrocities. Let’s discuss those: continued suppression of their own people, the subversion of democracy, the manipulation of free market economics, the censorship of criticism, the aggressive territorial expansion into International waters, the continued militarism that is eerily similar to the same ideology leading up to world war 1, the use of said military forces to fortify their incursions into the pacific, the annexing of privatized corporations as a facade to prop up military interests, the repeated attempts to spy on not only its citizens but also internationally by deploying cyber warfare and collecting sensitive data on consumers all of which violate the core tenants of a mixed economy. Their continued support for totalitarian regimes like North Korea, Iran, and Venezuela. Their dissemination of of knowledge vital to the creation of Nuclear weapons and supplying the resources to unstable regimes.

                                    But who’s counting, am I right?

                                    Because we all know that China is a prosperous nation that never warranted the “tyrannical” aggression of any country. You don’t seem to know anything about history, nor do you seem to grasp the concepts associated with it. Here’s a simplified version, every human civilization that has engaged in expansion has also engaged in genocide, extortion, greed malice, you name it. The difference between those civilizations and the ones that define the “modern” era, is the recognition of these mistakes and the proactive attempts to reasonably correct them As well as, the attempt to break the perpetual cycle created from this turmoil. Yet of all the countries that have made it their resolve to progress for the betterment of humanity, China, in large part, has stuck to its archaic ideological war of aggression and fervently displays its chauvinism for the art of war. There is no justification to say China has righteous indignation because it has and continues to provoke international responses.

                                  • welp
                                    welp  5 days back

                                    I support Hong kong

                                  • Mikhail
                                    Mikhail  6 days back

                                    @Gl33D haha its ironic to see lots of people talking about freedom while their forefathers snatched freedom in such a humane way where nobody died? 😂

                                  • Mikhail
                                    Mikhail  6 days back

                                    @Sam Stevenson lol sonny 10k is pack of peanuts in front of the atrocities committed by "civilised" colonists!! 1.2 to 2.4 million deaths in Atlantic slave trade. (Just to tell you the numbers sonny) Now back to China, how blood sucking Brits invaded China in first opium war and how they grabbed lands till 3rd opium war!! For the sake of humanity sonny stop defending Brits still all the tumultuous and flagrant parts in the world, (unresolved) Palestine, Hong Kong while dozens settled claiming deaths of millions are a legacy of Brits! Its a shame really to be a part of such hypocrisy sonny don't you have a conscience?

                                  • Gl33D
                                    Gl33D  6 days back

                                    Freedom for Hong Kong!

                                • Sidney Mathious
                                  Sidney Mathious  6 days back

                                  The British made a bad deal when they gave up Hong Kong and left so many people to suffer under the Communist Chinese government. It was smart for some companies and individuals to move their money from Hong Kong to other countries and protect their investments. The government in China is suffering financially now and is probably looking for a loophole so they can do away with the two government policy which they signed and agreed to. They want to quickly bring Hong Kong under total control of Beijing ASAP.

                                  • elchippe
                                    elchippe  5 days back

                                    @GGyourdead Is impossible even with supposed Superiority of the British navy, the Chinese 1997 Army have missile the would sunk almost every single chip the would try to get close to HK IN LAND, Then come the challenge of invading Hong Kong with supply lines that stretched to Britain, Chinese lines are just crossing the city (naval battle against land army), The Chinese would have flattened HK, costing the lives of millions of Civilians and Hundred of thousands British forces and good luck trying to convince U.S. and other countries to send their kids to died just because the Brits didn't want to fulfill a deal.
                                    You didn't think that the British didn't evaluated the idea of a war with China?
                                    You didn't think the British consulted with the Americans about that.?
                                    Is impossible, the Korean war would have been like a nice party compared what would happened in HK and they say is not worth the risk.

                                  • GGyourdead
                                    GGyourdead  5 days back

                                    elchippe well at the time of the agreement, Britain still had a navy that was superior to the Chinese, they could’ve had Opium wars 2.0 and may have had a considerable chance at winning, and if not from military prowess but possibly from the support of America and Japan.

                                  • elchippe
                                    elchippe  6 days back

                                    It was that or war, Hong Kong is indefensible.

                                • takarifan
                                  takarifan  6 days back

                                  Empires will never last, and so does a republic founded by tyranny shall fall in the end.

                                  • Iivari  Oikarinen
                                    Iivari Oikarinen  1 weeks back

                                    #free hong kong

                                    • m1ksu
                                      m1ksu  1 weeks back

                                      DO IT AGAIN

                                      • Boyborg690_
                                        Boyborg690_  1 weeks back

                                        And now, the protests.

                                        • Angie Shum
                                          Angie Shum  1 weeks back

                                          Now the citizens of HK are paying the price for this hand over -- they've lost their freedom of speech and other liberal rights under the control of CCP, and that's what triggered the protests in the past few months. Thank you guys for creating this well explained video during such a difficult time.

                                          • Angie Shum
                                            Angie Shum  5 days back

                                            For those of you who tried to argue and convince me that only your values and “facts” are correct, i’m NOT going to waste my time here with you because we probably will never come to a mutual agreement. But hey feel free to leave your comments because this is your right, and on Youtube you won’t get arrested or prosecuted just because you want to share what’s in your mind or have different opinions than the government, and that, is freedom of speech, and is exactly what people from HK is fighting for right now.

                                          • Andrew Zone
                                            Andrew Zone  5 days back

                                            yeah, and now u not waste time LOL
                                            have a good day my friend

                                          • Angie Shum
                                            Angie Shum  5 days back

                                            Andrew Zone please go back and read your commons again. I m not going to waste my time here with you, you simply don’t worth mt attention

                                          • Andrew Zone
                                            Andrew Zone  5 days back


                                            香港民间人权阵线发起反送中集会,号召百万人以“和理非”(和平、理性、非暴力)行动促使当局回应香港人的大诉求。和平的,理性的,非暴力性的扔燃烧瓶,打砸抢,瘫痪地铁也是自由的一部分。你们暴动了,警察一动就是暴力出警就是压迫人权的刽子手。Come on,都在油管了能不能不要这么双标

                                          • Andrew Zone
                                            Andrew Zone  5 days back

                                            大陆现在对香港不是很友善没有问题,你们说ccp是个很糟糕的党也没有问题,因为这是你们的观念我不准备反驳,但请不要随便瞎说事实,handover之后你们还没有freedom of speech之类的话简直是笑掉大牙

                                        • Green Eyes in China
                                          Green Eyes in China  1 weeks back

                                          02:28 No, Hong Kong didn’t have a democratic government under more than 140 years of British rule - the Governor was decided by London and Hong Kong locals were considered too uncivilized to vote. The first form of democracy came to Hong Kong in 1998 - read: a year after returning to China - when residents were allowed to vote towards the city’s legislature.

                                          • Aaron Gao
                                            Aaron Gao  1 weeks back

                                            British B777
                                            AIRBUS: We have a lot to talk w/ UK.

                                            • Random User
                                              Random User  1 weeks back

                                              Should have tried to buy it from china and give it independence. China would probably love the flush of money.

                                              • Alvin TOS
                                                Alvin TOS  1 weeks back

                                                It has definitely changed countries. Free Hong Kong! Revolution of our times!

                                                • John Klingberg
                                                  John Klingberg  1 weeks back

                                                  Blizzard supports China

                                                  • Churlz
                                                    Churlz  1 weeks back

                                                    Fuck that company

                                                • Dave O
                                                  Dave O  1 weeks back

                                                  Aww that’s sad. Now Hong Kong is fighting for its life. It thrived under British rule.

                                                  • John Smith
                                                    John Smith  1 weeks back

                                                    2047 and up goes the re-education camps.

                                                    • Valentin S.
                                                      Valentin S.  2 weeks back

                                                      Propably the smoothest handover to local authorities from the UK.
                                                      As if they learned from their drawn lines in the middle east

                                                      • James Walter
                                                        James Walter  2 weeks back

                                                        I like the movie, Good, the bad & the ugly, when they destroy the bridge.

                                                        • Tarif The Random Life
                                                          Tarif The Random Life  2 weeks back

                                                          This also was the end of the British Empire. On that Midnight the sun was shining over the UK. After that midnight in Hong Kong a couple of hours later.... The sunset was happening in the UK, but because Hong Kong was Chinese now, The sun was for the first time in centuries was setting officially on the British Empire once more, with no sunrise to follow it, in another domian if the British.

                                                          • hokhim chan
                                                            hokhim chan  2 weeks back

                                                            Can you please do a video about Hong Kong’s protests?

                                                            • Colin Valleli
                                                              Colin Valleli  2 weeks back

                                                              Giving Hong Kong back to the Chinese was perhaps one of the saddest mistakes Britain has ever made...and now look at the trouble they are in. Things would be better if Britain never relinquished control of Hong Kong

                                                              • welp
                                                                welp  5 days back

                                                                Then the greatest mistake is the creation of Homo sapiens because you have to go back all the way to the beginning to find the main cause of the problem.

                                                              • dickies docos
                                                                dickies docos  1 weeks back

                                                                @David Botran Tea, silver and opium

                                                              • David Botran
                                                                David Botran  2 weeks back

                                                                @dickies docos This all started because the British Empire really loved their... tea...

                                                              • dickies docos
                                                                dickies docos  2 weeks back

                                                                Bullshit! It should've never been taken in the first place especially the circumstances of why it was taken. The British empire was finished and Thatcher knew there was nothing she could do from keeping China away.

                                                                They didn't hand HK back because they felt charitable that's for sure!

                                                            • 32 32
                                                              32 32  2 weeks back

                                                              White people own continents😩😩

                                                              • freedom loving loyalist

                                                                citizens of Hong Kong be very afraid given the chance Xi jinping and Carrie lam wont hesitate to massacre you all the solution is simple EXECUTE THEM! KILL EVERY LAST ONE OF THEM! BOYCOTT THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF CHINA AND IF THAT'S NOT ENOUGH , TURN HONG KONG IN TO A FIRE BALL, AND IF THAT'S NOT ENOUGH FLY YOUR BRITISH FLAGS LIKE MAD. SHOW HONG KONG TO THE SCALE LIKE WHAT HAPPENED TO TIENANMEN SQUARE 30 YEARS AGO MAKE IT THE MOST INTERNATIONAL HEADLINE OF THE CENTURY

                                                                PLEASE SHARE THIS COMMENT BEFORE WHEN THEY WAKE UP

                                                                • elchippe
                                                                  elchippe  6 days back

                                                                  Dude know how to fight your fights, the public is getting tired they need to work, destroying you own city will only help China who want Shenzhen to became a important technological and investment hub , at the end of the day the people they will end liking more the Chinese than you and the sad part is the at the end of day when people cant find jobs they will have to go to China to find Jobs.
                                                                  And god forbid the Chinese take the city which legally they are allow to do it if the government ask them to do it or the government falls, because a lot of you will end in reeducation camps in the Mongolian desert for years, yes will be some sanctions and people will cry but as time passes the only thing that people will hear about you are platitudes and shit when people around the world forget about you.
                                                                  The only way that people of Hong Kong can maintain their freedoms is making sure of continuing the status of Hong Kong as an economic powerhouse because the poorer Hong Kong is, the closer to China is. Put that in your head.

                                                              • paul lee
                                                                paul lee  3 weeks back

                                                                Why am i sad...

                                                                • x x
                                                                  x x  3 weeks back

                                                                  so leased for 99 years, does lease changed the owner? say you leased an apartment unit, its yours now? i mean i can see the bias ,thats fine. you do so much research but cant even get the term LEASE right?

                                                                  • Jovita Mak
                                                                    Jovita Mak  3 weeks back

                                                                    can you do one about macau?

                                                                    • Andy Waxton
                                                                      Andy Waxton  3 weeks back

                                                                      This is a surprisingly dignified summarization of what happened to HK. Just summarization if facts

                                                                      • fadly A. Rahman
                                                                        fadly A. Rahman  3 weeks back

                                                                        So essentially, the Western country want Africa to remain poor? They sure as hell dont want to help Africa. And it seems they dont want anyone to help Africa as well. All the West ever done in Africa is preaching. First they preach about bible. Now they preach about democracy. When are they going to stop preaching and start helping.

                                                                        • CPT.Kraken
                                                                          CPT.Kraken  3 weeks back

                                                                          Britain was gone from Hong kong for good ''or bad''......

                                                                          • Marcus Jarrell
                                                                            Marcus Jarrell  3 weeks back

                                                                            I bet Hong Kong misses Britain now :(

                                                                            • Chen
                                                                              Chen  3 hours back

                                                                              Do u really understand what " Colonialism" means? UK has also colonise Africa and Amerca before. Do u think African and American miss Britain?