søndag 2. juli 2017

Beijing's struggle to win Hong Kong's young hearts

This week, Hong Kong marks 20 years since its return from the UK to China but Lai Chun-yin is not celebrating. He is lying on his back on the pavement, spinning a football in the air. Between his stunt and the iconic Hong Kong harbour skyline stand a handful of mesmerised tourists. Chun-yin is a 20-year-old coffee shop barista and freestyle footballer, supplementing his earnings by busking his ball skills on the street. "I don't have much sense of belonging to China," he says. "I love Hong Kong and feel like a Hong Konger. My generation just don't have a good impression of China."