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Being a Hongkonger

posted 17 Apr 2015, 07:35 by HKIP News   [ updated 17 Apr 2015, 17:46 ]
Below is an article that first appeared in Undergrad, a Hong Kong University publication, dated 1 November 1969.  The recent pro-democracy protests have led many Hongkongers to question their own identity and re-examine their place vis-à-vis a mighty but seemingly alien China.  For decades, Hongkongers have been asking themselves what makes them so different from the Chinese.  Apart from the obvious differences in language and culture, the historical factor cannot be ignored.  155 years of British rule has left a rich and indelible legacy, and it is this unique blend of Britishness that sets Hongkongers apart from Mainland Chinese.