We are always told that imperialism is wicked, and Britain honoured its pledge to give up its tiny colony Hong Kong in 1997.
But now, the pro-Beijing leader of Hong Kong has been elected by only just under 1,200 Úlite business voters from a population of around 7 million. (Mainland China has 1.3 billion, i.e. 1,300 million inhabitants.)
Now that the millionaire Leung has won the election to become leader, people will wonder what will happen to the former British colony in the long run. Will China keep changing the laws of Hong Kong till they are aligned with those of the rest of China?
There are many articles on this election. Here are a few:
Is this what the citizens of Hong Kong were dreaming of as the Union Jack was lowered in 1997? Who's the imperialist now?