COVER

Hong Kong's Future: Sunshine, with Clouds

A decade after its return to China in 1997, Hong Kong is more vibrant and spectacular than ever. But as the city looks ahead, it faces a critical question: How can it be both a part of the motherland—and the world?

The China Connection

Investment and expertise from Hong Kong fueled the mainland's industrial revolution. Now the favor is being returned

Pier Pressure

A movement to protect a scruffy downtown wharf reflects wider issues of history and identity

Hong Kong's New Expatriates

Hong Kong's expatriate community, once an exclusive domain of privileged Anglo-Americans, has gone global

The Home Away From Home

What makes Hong Kong so captivating for so many people from so many places? The opportunity it gives you to be all that you hope to be

To Our Readers: Hong Kong 1997-2007

Hong Kong 1997-2007. We enjoyed writing about the 10th anniversary of the city's return to China, because we live in Hong Kong, and love it

ASIA

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

GLOBAL ADVISER

Continental Drift (Diversions)

Pressed for time? Sample the essential Asia in 232 pages

Confined to Barracks (Check In)

Drab accomodations for the Colonial British army have been turned into one of Singapore's most luxurious getaways

Nights to the Rescue (Good Work)

The Giving Room project gives a percentage of the cost of your hotel stay to a designated charity

The Temptation of Yves (On Show)

The building where Yves Saint Laurent created his fashion masterpieces is now a museum dedicated to his vision

State of Ruins (TIME Traveler)

Rajasthan's crumbling majesty is still India's most alluring jewel

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