Hong Kong: Singapore, Here We Come

Singapore, Here We Come

Since the brutal Chinese crackdown in Tiananmen Square, many in Hong Kong have concluded that they would rather be anywhere else when Beijing assumes control of the crown colony in 1997. But Britain has slammed the door, saying it has no room for the colony's 3.25 million British subjects. And while the well educated and well off have found the promise of a warm embrace in other Western countries, Hong Kong's working class has felt trapped. So last week, when Singapore announced that it would admit 25,000 white- and blue-collar workers over the next eight years, lines instantly began to form...

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