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How Hong Kong Has Changed Since 1997

How Hong Kong Has Changed Since 1997
By Chloe Street & Marianna Cerini
July 03, 2017
Five leading figures muse on how our city and our lives have been altered in the 20 years since the handover

A lot has changed since 1997, and who better to summarise these changes than Hong Kong's leading figures in arts and culture, retail, nightlife, environment and architecure. 

We asked Ronald Arculli, vice-chairman of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority; Claudia Shaw, luxury retail veteran; Allan Zeman, founder of Lan Kwai Fong Group; Paul Zimmerman, environmentalist and city councillor; and William Lim, renowned architect, to share their thoughts on how the city has evolved since the handover: 

Read their opinions in full:

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