Hong Kong’s future
SIR – Having been a regular visitor to Hong Kong over the past 20 years, I read Daniel Hannan’s article (Comment, November 11) with interest.
Not surprisingly, the place has changed during that period. While it still has a familiar aura, there is no doubt that it is gradually evolving into China. Many of the present inhabitants are now from the mainland, and even the traditional Cantonese language is gradually being eroded.
I think Hong Kong will only retain its image as an easy place to do business for as long as Beijing finds it useful. My friends there are dismayed and speak of difficulties in finding jobs for their children, who are competing with the many new immigrants. Those who are able to are already leaving. Howard Thomas
New Milton, Hampshire