Hong Kong and the motherland -- reunited forever, thriving together

Hong Kong and the motherland -- reunited forever, thriving together

Xi inspects PLA garrison in Hong Kong

Xi inspects PLA garrison in Hong Kong

Marrying a mainlander: ‘Love always comes first'

Marrying a mainlander: ‘Love always comes first'

Hong Kong curator: Working in Beijing is a regretless decision

Hong Kong curator: Working in Beijing is a regretless decision

Working class people in Hong Kong aspire for a stable society

Working class people in Hong Kong aspire for a stable society

Xi: "One country, two systems" the best arrangement for HK

Xi: "One country, two systems" the best arrangement for HK

Mainland, Hong Kong sign new deals on investment, Ecotech

Mainland, Hong Kong sign new deals on investment, Ecotech

Hong Kong needs continued success of "one country, two systems"

Hong Kong needs continued success of "one country, two systems"


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Editor's Note
Sino-US.com reporters have recently visited Hong Kong and talked to people from all walks of life there, from Hong Kong’s young generation, middle-aged taxi drivers, and merchant, to mainland migrant, social elites coming back from overseas and so on. To mark the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong’s returns to China this year, here we present their stories which have both witnessed and contributed to the development of Hong Kong in the past two decades.
Hong Kong entrepreneur builds career on China experience
Hong Kong entrepreneur builds career on China experience
More people hailing from Hong Kong are now coming to universities in the Chinese mainland. As far as Jinan University in Guangzhou is concerned, nearly 60,000 graduates are from Hong Kong. This year, 14 alumnus of the university got elected into the District Councils of Hong Kong.
From mainland to Hong Kong: Ink and wash painter’s pursuit of art
From mainland to Hong Kong: Ink and wash painter’s pursuit of art
When Lin Tianxing first went to Hong Kong in 1984, he was only in his 20s, and had been told that “Hong Kong is heaven where he should pursue his art life.”
Marrying a mainlander: ‘Love always comes first'
Marrying a mainlander: ‘Love always comes first'
Chen Sha, a native of Hong Kong, married her husband, a Beijinger, five years ago when she traveled to south China’s Guangzhou province. Following the marriage, the focus of her life moved to Beijing from Hong Kong.
Hong Kong curator: Working in Beijing is a regretless decision
Hong Kong curator: Working in Beijing is a regretless decision
Mo Weikang is a Hong Kong curator working in Beijing, a city he describes as a "brand new world" for the Hong Kong people seeking job opportunities.
Working class people in Hong Kong aspire for a stable society
Working class people in Hong Kong aspire for a stable society
When China ceded the island of Hong Kong to the British, there was a village in the flat area of Pok Fu Lam, a valley between Victoria Peak and Mount Kellet. In 1989, the Yip family lived there whose daughter Yip Wan-Yee had later become one of Hong Kong’s most famous movie stars. “I was not yet 30 back then. Because my sister tutored Yip Wan-Yee English, her mother who was a part-time maid introduced me to work as chauffeur,” Ng Lap-Jung recalled.
Hard work only way to happiness: poultry trader
Hard work only way to happiness: poultry trader
Migrating to Hong Kong in 1980 from Dongguan in south China’s Guangdong province, Liu Songxin said he has been through many historic events in the first half of his life, such as the Cultural Revolution, China’s economic reform in late 1970s, as well as Hong Kong’s return to China in 1997.
Dealing with transition: Experience of a university graduate in Hong Kong
Dealing with transition: Experience of a university graduate in Hong Kong
TK is a graduate of the reputed University of Hong Kong, whose courses are taught in English. He calls himself "a remnant of the British colonial rule", because he finished his higher education before the 1997 handover of Hong Kong to China.
Fast-paced life never stops, Hong Kong people strive to make a living
Fast-paced life never stops, Hong Kong people strive to make a living
A cart just stops at the gate of a paint shop in a busy street with jars of paint on top waiting for decoration workers to pick them up. According to the wife of the shopkeeper, they have been in the business for over 20 years. “All decoration work needs to avoid weekends, especially in the upscale Mid-Levels district where rich people live,” she said, “We’re under strict eyes of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department.”
A Macau resident’s meandering journey to Hong Kong
A Macau resident’s meandering journey to Hong Kong
A successful businessman living in Hong Kong, Mr. Mo, now in his 60s, was born in Macau and graduated from Meiji University in Japan in the 1970s. He had Canadian citizenship before becoming a “true” Hong Konger at the age of 40.
From Shenzhen to Hong Kong: 20 years of living in SAR
From Shenzhen to Hong Kong: 20 years of living in SAR
When Ding Ding was in elementary school in 1997, she and her mother moved to Hong Kong and got reunited with her father who was working in Hong Kong then, thanks to the return of Hong Kong to China that year.

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Xi draws 'red line' for handling mainland-HK relations
Xi draws 'red line' for handling mainland-HK relations
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Ups and downs of Hong Kong cinema after 1997 handover
Ups and downs of Hong Kong cinema after 1997 handover
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  • Soldiers of Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Garrison in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) are seen at Shek Kong barracks in Hong Kong, south China, June 30, 2017. Photo: XinhuaStreet view of Hong Kong Photo: Wu Yale/Sino-US.comCitizens visit special exhibition of 20th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to China on June 27. Photo provided to Sino-US.comStreet view of Hong Kong Photo: Wu Yale/Sino-US.com