onsdag 14. juni 2017

After Two Decades of Chinese Rule, Hong Kong People 'Not Optimistic' About City's Future

Twenty years after Hong Kong was handed back to China under a Sino-British treaty, less than 40 percent of the city's residents are satisfied with the ruling Chinese Communist Party's implementation of its promises, a new opinion poll has found. Some 38 percent said they were "satisfied" that Beijing had stuck to the "one country, two systems" model promised ahead of the 1997 handover, according to a survey carried out by pollsters at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK).

But 30 percent said they were "dissatisfied," while a further 30 percent said they were "so-so," the telephone poll of more than 1,000 residents found. Asked about the state of Hong Kong society since the handover, 62.9 percent of respondents thought things had gotten "a lot" or "slightly" worse than before, while 19.2 percent said they were about the same.