Patriotism should not lead to a single, Beijing-approved view of Hong Kong history

History is fluid, being shaped over time by research and interpretation. A saying that it is “written by the victors” is also partly true.Knowing that should have prepared me for a visit to the Hong Kong Museum of History. Still, I was surprised to read in the section on British colonial rule that “through three unequal treaties, Britain succeeded in illegally occupying the entire area of Hong Kong”.It can’t be disputed that the Qing dynasty was in a weak bargaining position in the face of…

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