TIFA 2023 Editorial / Political

The Lost Identity of Hong Kong

  • Prize
    Silver in Editorial/Political
  • Photographer
    Daniel Ceng / The Sydney Morning Herald

Hong Kong has seen drastic changes over the years. The authorities imposed laws to rinse the education, politics, cultures and newspapers they consider should be de-colonised, after Britain ruled the city for more than 100 years. The economy declined. The number of travellers saw new low. Diversity is compromised. The youth lost hope. Freedom has gone. The future is faded. Identity is taken away. The pro-democracy Apple Daily can now only be found in the museum. And the Chinese leader Li Keqiang that once prospered Hong Kong, died. It is now China's Hong Kong. It is now Xi's Hong Kong.