Hong Kong will soon mark 20 years since Britain returned the former colony to China and Chinese state media is touting the milestone by promoting the city’s greater prosperity under its “one country, two systems” strategy. But few Hong Kongers are feeling very prosperous or celebratory given that recent data has revealed the wealth gap is now the widest it’s been since the city began tracking income equality 46 years ago.
Whit’s fur ye’ll no go by ye! – Scottish for ‘What’s meant to happen will happen” As Scotland votes today…
Unlike for Ukraine today, or in Palestine for that matter, the world has never paid much attention to this ongoing episode of a much larger, stronger country invading and annexing another. The struggle in West Papua, the death toll and political jailings by Indonesia barely register on the international political scene.