Around the World in 80 Days, Day 25: China By Way of Hong Kong: “One Country, Two Systems?”

Hong Kong.  The name is derived from Cantonese meaning “fragrant harbor.”  Perhaps Hong Kong smelled like potpourri when, in 1841, the English first amputated this city of more than 230 islands from China’s Manchu Dynasty.  But not now.  The fragrance is that of a locker room full of big sweaty men who’ve spent their afternoon … Read more