Long reads shortened
Farewell to the Hong Kong I loved
“Hong Kong isn’t what it was,” says Matthew Brooker in Bloomberg. The “exuberantly free and pluralist” society I’ve lived in for thirty years has vanished. Colourful activists fighting for a “kaleidoscope of political and social causes” no longer line the road outside Causeway Bay station. People who were part of the fabric of public life for decades are in prison. “Walls have been scrubbed clean of graffiti.” More than 100,000 people have taken steps to move from Hong Kong to the UK in the past year. Sometime in the next two months, I will join them.