The British never offered full British citizenship rights to Hong Kong as part of the handover in 1997."
I remember my first visit to Hong Kong. A year into my new policy career I was greeted by my university colleague at the arrivals hall at the international terminal. Back then we thought nothing of taking the bus to take us from the airport to where he lived. It was a student apartment that he was able to get for me - $100 for the week. From that apartment at a dizzying height up in the hills, I called my partner back home, with what seemed to be a distant view of a bay dotted with tankers underneath greyish skies.