With the hand-over celebrations of 1st July 1997 being already part of history, Hong Kongers and the world at large alike wonder whether the rapid dismantling by the new law makers of laws passed towards the end of the colonial period heralds the beginning of the end of the "one country - two system”. Is China keeping her promises and safeguarding Hong Kong's separate identity and autonomy or will it go further and accelerate the process of integration of Hong Kong into China leading to possible unforeseen negative consequences? Will this territorial incorporation work out as advertised? Will it be smooth, will it be rocky?...

 Tangiers and Hong Kong (1998)