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Hong Kong youth should look 'north': British scholar

Reuters United Kingdom Aug 22, 2019, 12.30 PM (IST)

Young people in Hong Kong should look to the "north" rather than the West, as the region is deeply integrated into the Chinese economy while countries like Britain and the United States will do nothing for them, a British scholar said on Tuesday. Martin Jacques, an expert in Chinese affairs, believes that Hong Kong has emerged and prospered thanks to the reforms launched by late Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping, rather than with its own efforts.