Hong-Kong: Were things really better under the Brits?

‘Even the staid civil service underwent profound change with local people moving up to the most senior positions and women, largely excluded from all access to the upper echelons, very much more in evidence.The ethos and competence of the service was transformed, creating a strong esprit de corps among its members. Not only were those running the service planning to make their lives here (this included a large number of expatriates) but their main point of reference was neither London nor Beijing. They were, in other words, committed to Hong Kong.’

Source: Were things really better under the Brits?

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