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Saturday, April 01, 2006 

Hong Kong - The Window to the Chinese-language World

"Actually, Hong Kong has always played the role of the window. Today, she is no longer a window for Taiwan in that sense, but she is still the only window for mainland China. This is a role that she has played since 1949 for almost 60 years. But if we go back even further, when Japan invaded China in the 1940's, did not Hong Kong also serve as the third space for ideas? If you go even further back, you will find that in the history of the century, Hong Kong has played the roles of window and lifeline." ---Lung Yingtai, speaking on the fortieth anniversary of Ming Pao Monthly (via ESWN

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