Telegraph | News | China rips up our deal on Hong Kong, but where's the outrage?
Telegraph | News | China rips up our deal on Hong Kong, but where’s the outrage?
“The best reason for threatening Taiwan is the relative absence of fuss in the West about what’s happened to Hong Kong. If anyone, back in 1997, had realised that the agreement to allow Hong Kong to follow its own path for half a century would be trashed within seven years, there would have been international outrage. Now the few remaining Western foreign correspondents based in Hong Kong count themselves lucky to get a few column inches about it, and the Chinese have turned it all neatly into an argument about how little democracy the British allowed Hong Kong when it was their colony (conveniently they forget Chris Patten’s valiant efforts during the last six years of British rule.”